American Literature - F - Oxford Bibliographies

You are looking at 72 - 91 of 203 items

Faulkner, William

John Lowe

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

William FaulknerIntroductionWilliam Cuthbert Faulkner (b. 1897–d. 1962) grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, where his great-grandfather William Clark Falk...

Fauset, Jessie

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Jessie FausetIntroductionJessie “Redmon” Fauset was born in Fredericksville, New Jersey, on 17 April 1882, the seventh child of Reverend Redmon and An...

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Todd Tietchen

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Introduction Born on March 24, 1919, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s life began in a state of tumult and tragedy, as his father ...

Fiedler, Leslie

Steven G. Kellman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Leslie FiedlerIntroductionLeslie Aaron Fiedler (b. 1917–d. 2003) was a provocative American literary and cultural critic, essayist, and fiction writer...

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Jackson R. Bryer

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

F. Scott FitzgeraldIntroductionFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald (b. 1896–d. 1940), named after his distant relative, the author of “The Star-Spangled Bann...

Frank, Waldo

Sarah Kingston

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Waldo FrankIntroductionWaldo David Frank (b. 1889–d. 1967) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up on the Upper West Side of New York City. H...

Franklin, Benjamin

David Curtis

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Benjamin Franklin Introduction Benjamin Franklin (b. 1706–d. 1790) was born and raised in colonial Boston, Massachusetts, in the waning years ...

Freeman, Mary Wilkins

Joseph Csicsila

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Mary Wilkins Freeman Introduction Mary Wilkins Freeman was born in the small New England village of Randolph, Massachusetts, located about fif...

Frontier Humor

David Sloane

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Frontier HumorIntroductionThe idea of a special “native” American humor has flourished since the early 1800s when the divergence of American themes an...

Fuller, Margaret

David M. Robinson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Margaret FullerIntroductionMargaret Fuller (b. 1810–d. 1850), an early advocate of women’s rights, a key participant in the Transcendentalist movement...

Gaines, Ernest

Valerie Babb

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Ernest GainesIntroductionWith the publication of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman in 1971, Ernest J. Gaines (b. 15 January 1933) was acknowledge...

Garland, Hamlin

Keith Newlin

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hamlin GarlandIntroductionHamlin Garland (b. 1860–d. 1940) was born in West Salem, Wisconsin, and in his youth moved to a number of prairie farms in I...

Garrison, William Lloyd

Enrico Dal Lago

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

William Lloyd GarrisonIntroductionWilliam Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) was the most prominent white advocate of immediate abolition of slavery of his ge...

Gibson, William

Mathias Nilges

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

William GibsonIntroductionCanadian-American author William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948, in Conway, South Carolina. In 1968, Gibson moved to Toro...

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Gary Scharnhorst

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Introduction Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a.k.a. Charlotte Anna Perkins and Charlotte Perkins Stetson (b. 1860–d. 1935),...

Ginsberg, Allen

Matt Theado

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Allen GinsbergIntroductionIrwin Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926–d. 1997) was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a high school teacher father who published poetry ...

Glasgow, Ellen

Catherine Rainwater

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ellen GlasgowIntroductionEllen Glasgow (b. 1873–d. 1945) was born in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoyed a career spanning nearly half a century as the au...

Gold, Mike

David Roessel

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Mike GoldIntroductionMike Gold (or Michael Gold; he used both names on published works) was born Itzok Granich in the Jewish East Side of New York in ...

González, Jovita

Melina Vizcaino-Aleman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Jovita GonzálezIntroductionJovita González (b. 1904–d. 1983) was a South Texas Mexican American woman and descendant of Spanish colonizers of the Rio ...

Graphic Narratives in the U.S.

Daniel Worden

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Graphic Narratives in the United States Introduction The more common term to describe the texts that fall under the heading of “Graphic Narrat...

How to Subscribe

Oxford Bibliographies Online is available by subscription and perpetual access to institutions. For more information or to contact an Oxford Sales Representative click here.