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Sexton, Anne

Linda Wagner-Martin

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-28

Anne SextonIntroductionAnne Gray Harvey Sexton (b. 1928–d. 1974), born in Newton, Massachusetts, was the third daughter of an established and moderate...

Silko, Leslie Marmon

Deborah L. Madsen

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Leslie Marmon SilkoIntroductionLeslie Marmon Silko was born 5 March 1948 in Albuquerque, of Laguna, Mexican, and white ancestry, and raised on the Lag...

Sinclair, Upton

Nicolas S. Witschi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Upton SinclairIntroductionUpton Beall Sinclair Jr., (b. 1878–d. 1968) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to a family of meager means that still had hist...

Smith, John

William Boelhower

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

John SmithIntroductionCaptain John Smith (b. 1580–d. 1631) won honors and experience as a volunteer soldier on the continent before joining the first ...

Smith, Lillian

Will Brantley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Lillian SmithIntroductionLillian Smith (b. 1897–d. 1966) was born in Jasper, Florida, and grew up in a large and well-to-do southern family. In 1915, ...

Spofford, Harriet Prescott

Cindy Murillo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Harriet Prescott SpoffordIntroductionHarriet Prescott Spofford (b. 1835–d. 1921) was a short-story writer, essayist, novelist, and poet born on 3 Apri...

Stein, Gertrude

Kirk Curnutt

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Gertrude Stein Introduction Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Stein and Amelia (“Milly”) Keyser. Orpha...

Stevens, Wallace

Bart Eeckhout

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Wallace StevensIntroductionWallace Stevens (b. 1879–d. 1955) occupies a place in American literature that is both secure and insecure. He is a poets’ ...

Stoddard, Elizabeth

Cindy Murillo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Elizabeth StoddardIntroductionElizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (b. 1823–d. 1902) wrote journalistic pieces, novels, short stories, juvenilia fiction, e...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Martha Schoolman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Harriet Beecher StoweIntroductionHarriet Beecher Stowe (b. 1811–d. 1896) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1811, the seventh child of the famous ...

Terry Prince, Lucy

Michael Antonucci

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Lucy Terry PrinceIntroductionLucy Terry Prince (b. c. 1725–d. 1821) was the African-born author of “Bars Fight,” the earliest known literary work in E...

Thoreau, Henry David

William Rossi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Henry David ThoreauIntroductionHenry David Thoreau (b. 1817–d. 1862) was given the name David Henry at birth, outside Concord, Massachusetts, on the f...

Time Travel

David Wittenberg

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Time TravelIntroductionTime travel is of interest in several academic research fields that overlap and communicate with one another to varying degrees...

Tourgée, Albion W.

Carolyn L. Karcher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Albion W. TourgéeIntroductionAlbion Winegar Tourgée (b. 1838–d. 1905), born the son of a farmer of Huguenot descent in Williamsfield, Ohio, attended K...

Transcendentalism

David M. Robinson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

TranscendentalismIntroductionTranscendentalism was a religious, literary, and political movement that evolved from New England Unitarianism in the 182...

Truth, Sojourner

Nell Irvin Painter

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Sojourner TruthIntroductionSojourner Truth (b. c. 1797–d. 1883), born enslaved as Isabella Van Wagenen in the Hudson River Valley of Ulster County, Ne...

Twain, Mark

Laura Skandera Trombley, Ann M. Ryan

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mark Twain Introduction The pseudonym “Mark Twain” does less to conceal the identity of Samuel Langhorne Clemens than to manifest—and market—i...

Updike, John

James Schiff

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

John UpdikeIntroductionJohn Updike (b. 1932–d. 2009) was an immensely versatile and prolific writer who produced more than sixty volumes, including no...

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe

Marissa López

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Introduction Mariano Vallejo’s (b. 1807–d. 1890) father, Ignacio, came to California from Mexico with Junipero Serra...

Viramontes, Helena María

Leigh Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Helena María ViramontesIntroductionHelena María Viramontes was born in East Los Angeles on 26 February 1954, one of nine children. Occasionally one wi...

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