American Literature, Volume I (Penguin Academics Series)

ISBN-10: 0321838645

ISBN-13: 9780321838643

Edition: 2nd 2014

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Description: As part of the Penguin Academics series, American Literature Volume 1 , offers a wide range of selections (with minimal editorial apparatus) at an affordable price. This new edition of American Literature presents an exciting opportunity for readers. Many of the pieces will be familiar to readers of American literature, but we have also taken steps to include selections that are not as well known and just as compelling. Making this new edition even more attractive are six thematic clusters of excerpts from documents illustrating key trends in American social and literary history; a richer selection of images; and a new page design to enhance the reading experience.

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List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 8/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1953. She received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1975 and an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. After graduating college, she got a job reading unsolicited manuscripts for Redbook magazine and did some freelance reading for Esquire. She has taught writing at American University, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of California at San Diego. Currently, she is the Writing Seminars Professor of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Department. Her short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, Seventeen, the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has written several novels including A Bigamist's Daughter, At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, After This, and Someone. That Night was made into a film starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis in 1992. She has won several awards including the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 for Charming Billy, a Whiting Writers Award, and the 2008 Corrington Award for Literature.

Lance Newman, Professor of English at Westminster College, has worked as a Grand Canyon river guide for twenty years. He is the author ofOur Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Natureas well as two chapbooks of poems,3by3by3andCome Kanab: A Little Red Songbook.

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