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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 by means of re-examining one of the most very important and influential writers within the American canon-men and ladies who remain studied in excessive colleges and universities as frequently this day as whilst the yankee Writers sequence first started. each one essay, written by way of a professional within the box with years of training 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 newest scholarship on those and different writers of tolerating significance.

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