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Articles with keyword "American literature"

Hurston playing with children

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Zora's Place

To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.

Brad Gooch

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Impertinent Questions with Brad Gooch

On the life of Flannery O'Connor.

Mark Twain

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Birthday Party Brouhaha

Mark Twain's infamous toast rocked the sensibilities of Boston's Brahmin establishment.

Edmund Wilson

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Who Was Edmund Wilson?

America's greatest reader had overwhelming passions: for beautiful women and exceptional writing.

Open book

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The Well-Wrought Textbook

The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.