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American writers : a collection of literary biographies. Supplement XI. Toni Cade Bambara to Richard Yeats
Parini, Jay.
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New York : Scribner's, [2002]

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xvi, 619 pages ; 29 cm
Toni Cade Bambara / Barbara C. Solaro -- Frederick Barthelme / Laurie Champion -- Stephen Vincent Benet / Paul Johnston -- Michael Chabon / Joseph Dewey -- Wanda Coleman / Tony Magistrale -- Harry Crews/ Joseph Dewey -- Mark Doty / Kim Bridgford -- Stephen Dunn / Victoria D. Sullivan -- John Fante / Stephen Cooper -- Cristina Garcia / Joseph M. Viera, Deborah Kay Ferrell -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt -- James Jones / Brian Kent -- Mary Karr / Bert Almon -- Larry Lewis / Christopher Buckley -- Paulie Marshall / Dana Cairns Watson -- Terry Southern / Robert Niemi -- William Stafford / Alexander Long -- Richard Yeats / Charles R. Baker
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This supplement ontinues the American Writers Series with new biocritical essays on 18 acclaimed writers. The supplement includes Frederick Barthelme, Michael Chabon, Harry Crews, Mark Doty, Charlotte Perkins Gilman 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

This essential series keeps growing, with 18 writers covered in the latest supplement. Although some, such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman, are writers from the past, the focus in this volume is "on contemporary writers, many of whom have received little sustained attention from critics."

Table of Contents

Barbara C. SolaroLaurie ChampionPaul JohnstonJoseph DeweyTony MagistraleJoseph DeweyKim BridgfordVictoria D. SullivanStephen CooperJoseph M. Viera and Deborah Kay FerrellSylvia Bailey ShurbuttBrian KentBert AlmonChristopher BuckleyDana Cairns WatsonRobert NiemiAlexander LongCharles R. Baker
Introductionp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. xv
Toni Cade Bambarap. 1
Frederick Barthelmep. 25
Stephen Vincent Benetp. 43
Michael Chabonp. 63
Wanda Colemanp. 83
Harry Crewsp. 99
Mark Dotyp. 119
Stephen Dunnp. 139
John Fantep. 159
Cristina Garciap. 177
Charlotte Perkins Gilmanp. 193
James Jonesp. 213
Mary Karrp. 239
Larry Levisp. 257
Paule Marshallp. 275
Terry Southernp. 293
William Staffordp. 311
Richard Yatesp. 333
Cumulative Indexp. 351