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Creeley, Robert  

Lacy Schutz

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Jul 2017
Robert Creeley arose from a generation of poets who came to consciousness during the Great Depression and World War II and for whom these events formed a vast awareness of loss. Creeley in ... More

St. John De Crèvecoeur, J. Hector  

Kathryn W. Kemp

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Jul 2017
In Letters from an American Farmer (1782), a writer calling himself J. Hector St. John provides a firsthand view of the lives of ordinary Americans in the latter part of the eighteenth ... More

Crossover Literature  

Sandra L. Beckett

Crossover literature transcends the conventionally recognized boundaries within the fiction market, blurring the borderline between adult literature and children’s literature. Books may ... More

Cummings, E. E.  

Kate Cone

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Jul 2017
Poet of satire, love, and lower-case letters, Edward Estlin Cummings was born on 14 October 1894 at his home at 104 Irving Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Reverend Edward Cummings ... More

Dana, Richard Henry  

Richard Everett

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Jul 2017
On 14 August 1834, a nineteen-year-old Harvard student walked down a Boston wharf to board the brig Pilgrim. He was wearing the loose duck trousers and tarpaulin hat of a sailor, for which ... More

Delillo, Don  

Joseph Dewey

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Jul 2017
There is something coolly inaccessible about the fiction—and the person—of Don DeLillo. By any measure—productivity, longevity, influence, scope—a dominant novelist of his era, DeLillo ... More

de Tocqueville, Alexis  

Kathryn W. Kemp

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Jul 2017
The two-volume work Democracy in America (1835, 1840) grew out of a nine-month trip to the United States early in the career of a distinguished French statesman and writer, Alexis de ... More

D., H.  

Mark Richardson

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Jul 2017
The poet known to readers as H.D. is a kind of constellation that has not yet really been brought into focus. There is the H.D. of imagism, the short-lived movement of the mid-1910s that ... More

Dickey, James  

Henry Hart

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Jul 2017
James Dickey liked to conceive of his life as a series of cyclical journeys in which he departed from the securities and prohibitions of home, struggled through trials in order to ... More

Dickinson, Emily  

Molly McQuade

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Jul 2017
A clear sign of literary malady: The experienced reader begins to take Emily Dickinson for granted, failing to feel the insoluble, salutary shock of her poetry. And the cure for this ... More

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