American Writers

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Contemporary Novelists

Contemporary Novelists

T. S. Eliot with Virginia Woolf and Vivien Eliot, 1932 Photograph: © Archivio Giovannetti/effigie/Writer Pictures We hope you enjoy this piece…

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Best American writers

Best American writers

When Granta published its first Best of Young Novelists selection in 1983, the words ‘young’ and ‘novelists’ were an unusual combination. Few…

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Best Books in History

Best Books in History

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon (1776-1789) “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies…

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Modern American writers

Modern American writers

The last half of the Twentieth Century has witnessed the emergence of Latin American literature as one of the great literatures of the western…

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Top Black Authors

Top Black Authors

In 2014 Tina Fernandes Botts, Liam Kofi Bright, Myisha Cherry, Guntur Mallarangeng, and Quayshawn Spencer published the paper “What is the state…

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Famous American writers

Famous American writers

English professor Gavin Jones finds that acclaimed 19th century authors solidified their place in the literary canon by embracing the imperfection…

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Best Life Song

Best Life Song

Kanye West released The Life of Pablo this week to wide acclaim (I called it a near masterpiece), and while many people are already trying to…

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