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Americas Literary Legends: The Lives and Burial Places of 50 Great Writers Michael Thomas Barry

Americas Literary Legends: The Lives and Burial Places of 50 Great Writers

Michael Thomas Barry

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ISBN : 9780764347023
Hardcover
160 pages
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Americas Literary Legends is a concise, yet truly distinctive and comprehensive review of 50 authors and poets who shaped American literature from the 1600s through the mid-twentieth century. Fully grounded in sound literary and historicalMoreAmericas Literary Legends is a concise, yet truly distinctive and comprehensive review of 50 authors and poets who shaped American literature from the 1600s through the mid-twentieth century. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, this anthology takes a fresh approach to the lives and burial places of the greatest authors of American literature. It includes such masters as Irving, Poe, Whitman, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, and features introductions to each time period with an overview of the historical, cultural, and literary background of the era. Through succinct and engaging biographies, extensive descriptive observations, and 200 photographs, these great writers come to life. Innovative and authoritative, this book embodies a fresh approach to the study of American literature and the authors whose works have become classics.