Contemporary American Literature

Contemporary American Literature

MAY 03, 2016

Until he was invited to a symposium at New York’s Yeshiva University in 1962, Philip Roth felt fairly comfortable as a Jewish writer. But that night, the celebrated young novelist was jeered and threatened, called a self-hating Jew and an anti-Semite—all by an overwhelmingly Jewish audience that Roth had expected to be welcoming. Roth’s sin was his warts-and-all portrayal of…

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African American erotica authors

African American erotica authors

MAY 01, 2016

Hilsdon Photography The author Zane When it comes to bestselling erotica, Zane has been a trailblazer. The 44-year-old, Washington, D.C.–based author had sold more than 5 million copies of her books worldwide before anyone had heard of Fifty Shades of Grey. While E.L. James, the author of the latter book, dropped an atom bomb this year on the competition (30 million copies…

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Black novels

Black novels

APRIL 29, 2016

Back in Black is the fifth novel in the series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2005 through Megan Tingley Publishers. Plot summary [edit] The A-List crew, consisting of Sam, Anna, Dee, Parker, Adam, and Cammie decide to forgo the Spring Break school sponsored trip to Washington D.C. in favor of heading over to Las Vegas instead. Anna misses Ben, who is away at school, and…

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Best books by African American authors

Best books by African American authors

APRIL 27, 2016

Black women authors dominated 2015. Emerging and renowned Black women writers penned relatable fictional and non-fiction stories about everything from dysfunctional families to the myriad ways class privilege shapes Black childhood. Many of these writers were bestowed with worthy accolades, from a National Book Award nomination to a writing role on Empire. Snag these 12 best…

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English American writers

English American writers

APRIL 25, 2016

Description: Since 1934 ELH has consistently published superior studies that interpret the conditions affecting major works in English and American literature. The importance of historical continuity in the discipline of letters remains a central concern for ELH, but the journal does not seek to sponsor particular methods or aims. Over the years, ELH has consistently maintained…

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19th century American Literature authors

19th century American Literature authors

APRIL 23, 2016

Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, grew up in the Mississippi River frontier town of Hannibal, Missouri. Ernest Hemingway s famous statement that all of American literature comes from one great book, Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, indicates this author s towering place in the tradition. Early 19th-century American writers tended to be too flowery…

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