Anne Tyler

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289521
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This first biography of novelist Anne Tyler includes a discussion of her early childhood, high school and college years, adulthood, marriage, and motherhood. It incorporates source materials from the Anne Tyler Papers at Duke University and letters from Tyler to the author. The volume lists all of Tyler's novels, short stories, articles, and book reviews and provides an annotated bibliography of books, articles, dissertations, and theses on her fiction.

Contemporary Fiction Writers of the South

Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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The extraordinary flowering of Southern literary talent in the early twentieth century has re-emerged in recent decades. The astonishing output of these newer fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and journalists constitutes a phenomenon worthy of being called a Second Southern Literary Renaissance. Retaining the same format as in their acclaimed Fifty Southern Writers before 1900 and Fifty Southern Writers after 1900, editors Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain have developed two new volumes on contemporary Southern writers. The first, focusing on fiction, comprises forty-nine talented novelists, including such popular figures as Pat Conroy, Gail Godwin, T.R. Pearson, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker. The forthcoming companion volume will cover primarily poets, playwrights, and essayists. The essays, written by scholars and critics, present in each case a biographical sketch, an analysis of style and themes, an assessment of reviews and scholarship, a chronological list of works, and a bibliography of selected criticism. Collectively, these bio-bibliographical studies clearly demonstrate the state and strength of Southern letters.

The Undergraduate s Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites

Author: James K. Bracken
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088599
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A state-of-the-art literary research guide, this book will aid anyone researching American authors. It identifies and describes the best and most current Internet and print sources for nearly 300 American writers whose works are included in the most frequently used literary anthologies.

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature

Author: JoAnna Stephens Mink
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726133
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays encompasses variations of the sibling paradigm—the single child, brothers and sisters, twins, and sisters and sisterhood. Literary siblings are the focus, but each discussion is placed within the parameters of cultural and social commentary. The essays bring together studies in the fields of social and family therapy, psychological research, and literary criticism.

Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Southern Writers at Century s End

Author: Jeffrey J. Folks
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813157269
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Since the end of World War II, the South has experienced a greater awareness of growth and of its accompanying tensions than other regions of the United States. The rapid change that climaxed with the war in Vietnam, the Cold War, civil rights demonstrations, and Watergate has forced the traditional South to come to terms with social upheaval. As the essays collected in Southern Writers at Century's End point out, southern writing: since 1975 reflects the confusion and violence that have characterized late-twentieth-century public culture. These essays consider the work of twenty-one of the foremost southern writers whose most important fiction has appeared in the last quarter of this century. As the region's contemporary writers have begun to gain a wide audience, critics have begun to distinguish what Hugh Holman has called "the fresh, the vital, and the new" in southern literary culture. Southern Writers at Century's End is the first volume to take an extensive look at the current generation of southern writers. Authors considered include: James Lee Burke, Fred Chappell, Robert Drake, Andre Dubus, Clyde Edgerton, Richard Ford, Kaye Gibbons, John Grisham, Barry Hannah, Mary Hood, Josephine Humphreys, Randall Kenan, Richard Marius, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Tim McLaurin, T.R. Pearson, Lee Smith, Anne Tyle,r Alice Walker, and James Wilcox.

Fools and Jesters in Literature Art and History

Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297854
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Expert contributors provide alphabetically arranged entries for some 60 fools and jesters ranging from Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, and the Marx Brothers to Falstaff, Hephaestus, and Loki.