background preloader

American Writers

American Writers

http://www.americanwriters.org/

Related:  AMERICAN LiteratureReading Sources

Teaching 'The Great Gatsby' With The New York Times Update | April 25, 2013 We now have an all-new version of this post, updated for the new movie with teaching ideas as well as both the resources below and many new ones. Find it here. A few years ago, Adam Cohen noted on the Opinion page that Jay Gatsby was at the top of a list of the 100 best fictional characters since 1900. He went on to discuss how and why Gatsby – the “cynical idealist, who embodies America in all its messy glory” – is still relevant, perhaps more than ever.

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are sometimes surprising, other times hair-raising. Full List - ALL TIME 100 Novels - TIME Welcome to the massive, anguished, exalted undertaking that is the ALL TIME 100 books list. The parameters: English language novels published anywhere in the world since 1923, the year that TIME Magazine began, which, before you ask, means that Ulysses (1922) doesn’t make the cut. In May, Time.com posted a similar list, of 100 movies picked by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel.

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. 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

Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Log In BARKSKINS. By Annie Proulx. (Scribner, $32.) Tracing two families and their part in the destruction of the world’s forests, Proulx’s latest novel is a tale of long-term, shortsighted greed. BEFORE THE FALL. By Noah Hawley. 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 American 1950s" READINGS IN THE AMERICAN 1950S (roughly alphabetical) Mario Savio, obituary Mario Savio's Pages compiled by anya@mail.hooked.net Berkeley Free Speech Movement, 1963-64 - a narrative summary by David Burner Berkeley's archive of Free Speech Movement materials Mario Savio, 1988 speech Notes from the Savio memorial service, 12/8/96 "See Jane Run": A student fleeing from mounted police during an anti-war protest, c. 1970 (photograph captioned: "We're the people our parents warned us against. See Jane Run. Glossary of oft-used terms

BOOKSTORE Welcome, Fellow Storytellers and Librarians! Curious about our work? Our books are written by writers, for writers. 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.

American Writers About this Writer As a member of the Separatist movement within Puritanism, Bradford migrated to Holland in 1609 in search of religious freedom and lived 11 years in Leiden. In 1620 he helped organize the Mayflower's expedition to the New World. To bind the group into a political body, Bradford helped draft the important Mayflower Compact en route to America. Once on land, he helped select the site for the new colony. In 1621, after the colony's first, disastrous winter, he was unanimously elected governor, and he served in that position for some 30 years between 1621 and 1656.

Related: