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Merriam Webster's Dictionary of American Writersby Of Merriam Webster
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A guide to the writers, literary works, and movements that have shaped America's literary tradition. Spanning almost 400 years, some 1,600 entries offer profiles of about 1,000 writers, synopses of some 500 literary works, and descriptions of about 75 groups, movements, and periodicals. Entries on writers give significant biographical details and descriptions of the author's career and most important works. Authors profiled include novelists, poets, essayists, and dramatists. Many entries include a b&w photo of the author. Material is easily accessible for all levels of readers high school and up.
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Perfect for browsing or study, this book is a fascinating guide to America's greatest writers beginning in the early 1600s and continuing through contemporary authors. The dictionary is the official companion to the C-SPAN series "American Writers: A Journey Through History". 150+ photos.
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