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American writers : a collection of literary biographies. Supplement X, Madison Smartt Bell to John Edgar Wideman
Parini, Jay.
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New York : Scribner's, [2002]

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xvi, 595 pages ; 29 cm
Madison Smartt Bell / Donna Seaman -- Wendell Berry / Dean Flower -- Kaye Gibbons / Veronica Makowsky -- Anthony Hecht / Gerry Cambridge -- Alice Hoffman / Denise Gess -- Anne LaBastille / John Cooley -- Thomas McGrath / David Mason -- Claude McKay / Stephen Soitos. -- Paul Monette / Melissa Knox -- Lorrie Moore / Denise Gess -- Anais Nin / Melissa Knox -- Sharon Olds / Kim Bridgford -- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings / Susan Balee -- Ishmael Reed / Tracie Church Guzzio -- Tom Robbins / Brian Kent -- Amy Tan / Stephen Soitos -- David Foster Wallace / Brian Henry -- John Edgar Wideman / Patricia Ferreira.
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Among the 18 authors profiled in the Supplement are Madison Smartt Bell, Alice Hoffman, Paul Monette, Anais Nin, Tom Robbins, Amy Tan and others.

Author Notes

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College.

Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

Parini's novel, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Eighteen writers, including Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Amy Tan, and David Foster Wallace, are added to the pantheon in this latest supplement to the authoritative American Writers series. Each supplement contains a cumulative series index. RBB.