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Tag: American Literature
"I wanted to make nature a source of conflict, but also a source of joy and beauty and wonder and delight."
“My reckoning with the Black South was an attempt to give integrity and texture to my belief that I was an Afrikan with a ‘k.’”
“I’m not a political scientist. I didn’t major in Native American studies. I’m a doctor of metaphors.”
“Good afternoon, ma’am. Do you ever feel that it is so hard to know how to be happy?”
Very much against the grain of most standard leftist work, “Daughter of Earth” remains unsettled and unsettling throughout.
Caesuras do things to stories—and to readers, even readers too young to know the term.
While most American fiction focuses on national concerns, its high-end, prize-winning fiction looks around the globe. Why the divide?
All but forgotten today, Gene Stratton-Porter was—in the early 20th century ...
The Society of Early Americanists convened in Tulsa, OK, last week to talk about American literature and culture. This year’s conference featured blooming trees, a bus trip to the ...
What does New York City have to do with America as a whole? This metropolis, which gave rise to the nation’s current leader and whose worst gilded …