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Eliot, T. S.

Frances Dickey, Ria Banerjee, Christopher McVey, John Morgenstern, Patrick Query, Joshua Richards, Jayme Stayer, Aakanksha Virkar Yates

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

T. S. EliotIntroductionPoet, dramatist, and critic Thomas Stearns Eliot (b. 1888–d. 1965) won fame for such poems as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufr...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Robert Habich

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ralph Waldo EmersonIntroductionRalph Waldo Emerson (b. 1803–d. 1882) was born in Boston to a family with deep roots in New England history. One of fiv...

Environmental Writing

Mark Long

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Environmental WritingIntroductionMost environmental writing in the United States through the 20th century is entangled with the concept of nature—the ...

Equiano, Olaudah

Vincent Carretta

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Olaudah EquianoIntroductionOlaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa (b. 1745?–d. 1797), tells us in Edwards 1969 (originally published in 1789, c...

Erdrich (Ojibwe), Louise

Connie A. Jacobs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe) Introduction Karen Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) is a popular, award-winning American Indian writer of, by 2012, twelve nov...

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),...

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