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Brooks, Gwendolyn  

William R. Nash

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Jul 2017
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Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet, novelist, activist, and teacher, stands out for her social engagement, her professional generosity, and her literary accomplishment. In a career that ... More

Bukowski, Charles  

Mark Conway

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Jul 2017
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Charles Bukowski fought, drank, and tirelessly wrote his way to international renown by defining a new American outsider poetry. A self-mythologizing and ingenious promoter, Bukowski was ... More

Burroughs, William S.  

Chuck Carlise

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Beat pioneer, heroin addict, expatriate, anarchist, gay rights advocate, gentleman, punk icon, free speech trailblazer, and member of the Academy of Arts and Letters, William Seward ... More

Capote, Truman  

Charles Robert Baker

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Jul 2017
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The author known as Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on 30 September 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father, Archulus Persons, was a charming dreamer who believed that ... More

Caribbean and Southern Literatures  

John Wharton Lowe

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Jun 2017
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Transnationalism and Global Studies have exploded old notions of artificial cultural boundaries, opening to view the myriad cross currents between the U.S. South and the Caribbean. Thus, ... More

Carl Schmitt’s Literary Criticism  

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

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Apr 2017
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As early as 1916, Carl Schmitt underscored the centrality of myth and religion in his analysis of the expressionist Theodor Däubler. He celebrated Däubler as a Christian poet and radical ... More

Carver, Raymond  

James P. Austin

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Few writers have succeeded over hardship to become an indelible literary figure of their era quite like Raymond Carver. Born in 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon, Carver was the son of a sawmill ... More

Cather, Willa  

Susan J. Rosowski

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Jul 2017
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Willa Cather is remarkable for the excellence, productivity, longevity, consistency, and experimentation of her writing, and also for the absence in her life of the angst familiar in other ... More

Censorship and Literature  

Nicole Moore

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Dec 2016
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Insofar as literature is defined negatively, by what it is not, censorship has had a determining role in its historical constitution. Contemporary scholarship emphasizes the dynamic ... More

The Chapter in Western Literature  

Nicholas Dames

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Nov 2016
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First known as a kephalaion in Greek, capitulum or caput in Latin, the chapter arose in antiquity as a finding device within long, often heterogenous prose texts, prior even to the advent ... More

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