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By Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

Thirty years after the 1st quantity of the Scribner Writers sequence, this moment Retrospective complement follows the trail of the 1st through re-examining the most very important and influential writers within the American canon-men and ladies who remain studied in excessive colleges and universities as frequently at the present time as whilst the yankee Writers sequence first all started. each one essay, written by means of knowledgeable within the box with years of educating event, explores the existence and paintings of person authors. The bio-critical essays on such writers as Ralph Waldo Ellison, Edgar Allan Poe, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sylvia Plath, and James Baldwin replicate the latest scholarship on those and different writers of tolerating value.

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