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American Writers

American Writers

Great Books Index - List of Titles An Index to Online Great Books in English Translation To obtain an index of an author's works, including any known online editions of each work, and online articles about that author, select the author's name. To obtain an index of online editions of a particular work, select the name of that work. Authors are listed here in order of their birthdates (insofar as known). The Bible -- Homer -- Aeschylus -- Sophocles -- Euripides -- Herodotus -- Thucydides -- Hippocrates -- Aristophanes -- Plato -- Aristotle -- Euclid -- Archimedes -- Apollonius -- Lucretius -- Virgil -- Tacitus -- Epictetus -- Nicomachus -- Plutarch -- Ptolemy -- Marcus Aurelius -- Galen -- Plotinus -- St Augustine -- The Quran -- St Thomas Aquinas -- Dante -- Chaucer -- Erasmus -- Machiavelli -- Copernicus -- Rabelais -- John Calvin -- Montaigne -- William Gilbert -- Cervantes -- Francis Bacon -- Galileo -- William Shakespeare -- Johannes Kepler -- William Harvey -- Thomas Hobbes -- Descartes -- John Milton -- Moliere -- Blaise Pascal -- Christiaan Huygens -- Goethe --

AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION WRITERS : A Selected List April 2003 African American Fiction Writers: A Selected List Novels and short stories dealing with African American life are an important part of our collection. Here's a selection of some of our favorites. The Classics Arna BontempsJames BaldwinCharles ChesnuttW.E.B. Gay & Lesbian Donna AllegraSteven CorbinMelvin DixonLarry DuplechanJames Earl HardyE. Historical Barbara HamblyCharles JohnsonHiram KingJulius LesterJames McEachinToni MorrisonJewel Parker RhodesSherley Anne WilliamsMargaret Blair Young Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Steven BarnesLevar BurtonOctavia ButlerSamuel R. Mystery & Suspense Eleanor Taylor BlandCharlotte CarterChristopher ChambersChristopher DardenNora DeLoachGrace F. Urban Life Toni Cade BambaraPaul BeattyGwendolyn BrooksStanley CrouchRicardo Cortez CruzNelson GeorgeClaude McKayWillard MotleyJess MowryRobert Deane PharrJohn Edgar WidemanAl Young Romance Women Toni Cade BambaraConnie BriscoeMaxine ClairPearl CleageJ. Men Michael BaisdenEric Jerome DickeyTrey EllisE. The South

Shakespeare Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read A user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?" Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Details here. If you're looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don't miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Tyson concludes by saying: "If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world." He has also added some more thoughts in the comments section below, saying: Thanks for this ongoing interest in my book suggestions. Related Content:

Ulysses by James Joyce TIMELINE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE & EVENTS : 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.

The Literature Page - Read classic books by famous authors online BLACK WRITERS They are the famous African-American writers who have fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. They are the famous African-American writers who have fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. For their prophetic genius, these men and women have received Pulitzer Prizes, NAACP awards and even Nobel Prizes, among other honors. Our list of prominent African-American authors includes Toni Morrison, who has detailed the lives of black characters who struggle with identity amidst racism and hostility; Langston Hughes, a founder of the Harlem Renaissance; and Maya Angelou, who has eloquently chronicled various eras of her life through her autobiographies.

Authorama - Public Domain Books AMERICAN LITERATURE | Encyclopedia Britannica American literature, the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States. Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered along the eastern seaboard of the North American continent—colonies from which a few hardy souls tentatively ventured westward. This article traces the history of American poetry, drama, fiction, and social and literary criticism from the early 17th century to the late 20th century. American literature at first was naturally a colonial literature, by authors who were Englishmen and who thought and wrote as such. Such writers acknowledged British allegiance, but others stressed the differences of opinion that spurred the colonists to leave their homeland. The utilitarian writings of the 17th century included biographies, treatises, accounts of voyages, and sermons.