Spirit of America Bookstore

America's  Authors  Pages
Page One-A

William Faulkner [1897-1962]         Dorothy Parker [1893-1967]         Carl Sandburg [1878-1967] in 1956         playwright Eugene O'Neill [1888-1953]


here on Page One-A:  Literary History (year 2000 + newest)  •  on Page One-B:  Early American Authors

on Page Two:  Early XXth Century Authors - A thru M

on Page Three:  Early XXth Century Authors - N thru Z

on Page Four:  Latter XXth Century Authors - A thru L

on Page Five:  Latter XXth Century Authors - M thru Z

on Page Six:  XX-XXIst Century Authors


John Steinbeck [1902-68]         Mark Twain [1835-1910]         Kurt Vonnegut [1922-2007]         Richard Wright [1908-60] in 1946

Ethnic-American Authors Page

New Mexico Authors Page

Authors of Britain PagesAuthors of France Page

American Poets Pages including The Beats

Spirit of America Bookstore's American Short Stories Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page
American Literature of The XIXth Century Page
American Literature of The XXth Century Page

Literary Encyclopedia: search by author's surname
Authors A to Z Audiocassettes at Amazon.com

The American Literature Association [est. 1989] based in Texas
Chautauqua Institution [est. 1874] based in Chautauqua, New York
American Academy of Arts and Letters [est. 1904] in Washington Heights, New York City

The New York Times Book Review [est. 1896]
The New York Review of Books [est. 1963]
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books [April 2013 = #18]
independent U.S. Review of Books [est. 2009]
Neglected Books & Authors website [est. 2006]
Historical Novel Society [est. 1997] for U.K. & U.S.


Literary  History
from year 2000 • • from year 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Modern-American-Novel-1900/dp/1118492080/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Bradbury-Malcolm-Paperback/dp/B00IGZ02KY/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Edited-Introduction-Westbrook/dp/B000I8V3RI/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-1914-1945-Critical/dp/0805778519/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-Book-Essays-ebook/dp/B00CLDMPNE/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-Essays-Criticism/dp/0394306260/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-Movies/dp/0804466491/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-New/dp/0670845159/
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-American-Novel-Steven-Kellman/dp/0810827980/

"A History of American Letters" [1936] by Walter Fuller Taylor & Harry Hayden Clark
http://www.amazon.com/History-American-Letters-Literature/dp/1258225476/ 12/2011

"The Routledge Introduction To American Women Writers" [4/2016] by Wendy Martin & Sharone Williams
http://www.amazon.com/Routledge-Introduction-American-Introductions-Literature-ebook/dp/B01EX69LTC/
http://www.amazon.com/Routledge-Introduction-American-Introductions-Literature/dp/1138016233/

This Is My Best 1942 anthology edited by Burnett White  "America's 93 Greatest Living Authors Present: This Is My Best - and Give Reasons Why: Over 150 Self-Chosen Masterpieces" [1942] Edited by Burnett White
Dial Press hardcover [1942] out of print/100+ used
includes stories and poems & essays by Louis Adamic, James Truslow Adams, Conrad Aiken, Maxwell Anderson, Ludwig Bemelmans, Stephen Vincent Benet ('The Devil and Daniel Webster'), William Rose Benet, Willa Cather ('Neighbour Rosicky'), Kay Boyle, Louis Bromfield, Van Wyck Brooks, Pearl S. Buck, James Branch Cabell, Henry Seidel Canby, Irving Cobb, Tristram Coffin, E.E. Cummings, Paul de Kruif, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, James Farrel, William Faulkner, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Robert Frost, Wolcott Gibbs, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Robinson Jeffers, Sinclair Lewis ('Dinner With The Babbitts'), Archibald MacLeish, John P. Marquand, Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, Ogden Nash, George Jean Nathan, Robert Nathan, Dorothy Parker, Katherine Anne Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Agnes Repplier, Carl Sandburg, William Saroyan, James Vincent Sheean, Robert Emmet Sherwood, Upton Sinclair, Cornelia Otis Skinner, John Steinbeck, Jesse Stuart, Frank Sullivan, James Thurber, Louis Untermeyer, Carl Van Doren, Pierre van Paassen, E.B. White, Thornton Wilder, Edmund Wilson, Richard Wright, Stark Young, and many others

The Popular Book / America’s Literary Taste book by James D. Hart  "The Popular Book: A History of America’s Literary Taste" [1950]
by James D. Hart

Univ California Press 8½x5¾ pb [1970] out of print/used
Greenwood Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/76] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [1950] out of print/used
This is America 1950 anthology edited by Max J. Herzberg  "This Is America: Selections From Its Literature" [1950] Edited by Max J. Herzberg
"Stories, Lyrics, Essays, Biographies, State Papers, Orations, Sayings, That Reveal These United States . . . Its Found-ing and Making, In Peace and War, Its Famous Leaders, and Its People Young and Old, In Laughter and Sadness, [in] Labor and Devotion"
Scholastic Book Services mass pb [1964] out of print/used
Pocket Books/Scholastic 7¾x5 pb [1964] out of print/used
Pocket Books mass pb [12/50] out of print/used
Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature book by Max J. Herzberg  "The Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature" [1962]
by Max J. Herzberg and publisher staff, Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks

1,250,000 words in 6,500 articles - The only illustrated, one-volume encyclopedia of American books,
authors, and writing of every kind

Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 10x7¼x2.4 inches {5¼ pounds!} hardcover [1969] out of print/used
Thomas Y. Crowell Co. hardcover [6/62] out of print/used
Early Years of American Literature book from Macmillan  "The Early Years of American Literature" [1963]
by by Clarence W. Wachner, Frank E. Ross & Eva Marie Van Houten

Macmillan Literary Heritage 8¼x5¼ pb [1963] out of print/used
Seven Modern American Novelists book edited by William Van O'Connor  "Seven Modern American Novelists: An Introduction" [1964]
Edited by William Van O'Connor

Univ Minnesota Press Archive Editions 8¾x5¾ pb [7/1964] for $60.00
Unaltered reproduction of long-unavailable material from some of the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers; the seven subject authors and contributing writers are: William Faulkner by William Van O'Connor; F. Scott Fitzgerald by Charles E. Shain; Ernest Hemingway by Philip Young; Sinclair Lewis by Mark Schorer; Nathanael West by Stanley Edgar Hyman; Edith Wharton by Louis Auchincloss; and Thomas Wolfe by C. Hugh Holman

Read With Me: A Personal Anthology edited by Thomas B. Costain  "Read With Me: A Personal Anthology of Memorable Reading" [1965]
Selected and Introduced by Thomas B. Costain

stories by: Hervey Allen, William Barret, Brendan Behan, Stephen Vincent Benét, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paul Gallico, Rumer Godden, Ernest Hemingway, MacKinlay Kantor, Mary McCarthy, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, Katherine Anne Porter, J.B. Priestley, and Virginia Woolf
Doubleday & Company 8½x5¾ hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Doubleday & Company 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Doubleday & Company Book Club hardcover [1965] out of print/70+ used

Listen to Their Voices Interviews book by Mickey Pearlman  "Listen to Their Voices: Twenty Interviews With Women Who Write" [1980]
by Mickey Pearlman

interviewees include Shirley Abbott, poet Lucille Clifton, Jessica Hagedorn, Joy Harjo, Janette Turner Hospital, Gish Jen, Cynthia Kadohata, mystery writer Susan Kenney, Margot Livesey, Lois Lowry, Sue Miller, poet Sharon Olds, Grace Paley, Jane Anne Phillips, Melinda Worth Popham, Connie Porter, novelist Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, Fay Weldon, and Terry Tempest Williams
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5½ pb [1980] for $18.95
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¾x6 hardcover [1/93] out of print/used
England and the Rise of American Literature book by Benjamin Lease  "Anglo-American Encounters: England and The Rise of American Literature" [1982]
by Benjamin Lease

A study of the years 1850 to 1855 when there appeared, in rapid succession, five American books that
are now universally recognised as classics: "The Scarlet Letter", "Moby Dick", "Uncle Tom's Cabin",
"Walden", and "Leaves of Grass".

Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [4/2009] for $49.99
Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [2/82] out of print/used
Asian American Literature Introduction book by Elaine H. Kim  "Asian American Literature: An Introduction To The Writings and Their Social Context" [1982]
by Elaine H. Kim

Temple Univ Press 10x7 pb [2/84] for $16.59
Temple Univ Press pb [6/84] out of print/used
Temple Univ Press 8¾x6 pb [1982] out of print/used
99 Novels Best in English Since 1939 book by Anthony Burgess  "99 Novels: The Best In English Since 1939" [1984]
A Personal Choice by Anthony Burgess

Simon & Schuster 8x5¼ pb [3/85] out of print/40+ used
Summit Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/84] out of print/50+ used
One- or two-page critiques by Burgess about books by authors famous and little known: Brian Aldiss; J.G. Ballard; John Barth ("Giles Goat-Boy", 1966); Raymond Chandler ("The Long Goodbye", 1953); Ian Fleming ("Goldfinger", 1959); Alasdair Gray ("Lanark: A Life In Four Books", 1981); Grahame Greene; Aldous Huxley; James Joyce ("Finnegan's Wake", 1939); Norman Mailer; Mary McCarthy; Brian Moore; Iris Murdoch; George Orwell ("1984", 1949); Anthony Powell (12-volume "A Dance To The Music of Time", 1951-75); Thomas Pynchon ("Gravity's Rainbow, 1973); Keith Roberts ("Pavane", 1968); and Philip Roth

Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories anthology  "The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories" [1985]
Edited and with an Introduction by Prof. Burton Raffel

Signet mass pb [11/2004] for $7.99
Signet mass pb [2/85] out of print/90+ used
Perfection Learning 7x4 hardcover [2/85] out of print/used
33 of the best short stories by Sherwood Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benet, Ambrose Bierce, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Rose Terry Cooke, Stephen Crane, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Frederic, Mary E. Wilkens Freeman, Zona Gale, Hamlin Garland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Washington Irving, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Grace Elizabeth King, Jack London, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, William Saroyan, F. Hopkinson Smith, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bayard Taylor, James Thurber, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton

Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories anthology  "The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories" [1986]
Edited and with an Introduction by Prof. Burton Raffel

Signet Classics 7x5 pb [5/86] out of print/used
Signet Classics 7x5 pb [5/86] out of print/many used
the best short stories by Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie, Saul Bellow, Blanche McCrary Boyd, John Cheever, Stanley Elkin, George P. Elliott, Richard Ellman, Ivi Goodman, Robert Greenwood, Mark Helprin, Purdy James, Bernard Malamud, Bobbie Ann Mason, Leonard Michaels, Wright Morris, Walter Mosley Jr., Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Philip Roth, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Layle Silbert, Jean Stafford, Peter J. Taylor, John Updike, Alice Walker, and Richard Yates

Gramercy Park, American Bloomsbury book by Carole Klein  "Gramercy Park: An American Bloomsbury" [1987] by Carole Klein
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [1999] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [11/87] out of print/many used
The exclusive gated community of Gramercy Park in New York City was built in the 1840s by developer Samuel B. Ruggles, and became a Victorian-era literary hotbed, often compared to England's Bloomsbury Group; residents and visitors included George Bellows, Sarah Bernhardt, stage actor Edwin Booth, William Cullen Bryant, Peter Cooper, Charles Dickens, Cyrus Field, publisher James Harper, writer O. Henry, Henry James, Herman Melville, William Thackeray, Gov. Samuel Tilden, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, architect Stanford White, and Walt Whitman
Columbia Literary History of the United States  
"The Columbia Literary History of The United States" [1988]
Edited by Emory Elliott

Columbia Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/88] for $144.50
Inter/View / America's Writing Women book by Mickey Pearlman & Katherine Usher Henderson   "Inter/View: Talks With America's Writing Women" [1990]
by Mickey Pearlman & Katherine Usher Henderson

a collection of 28 interviews with women writers: Kate Bravermen, Rosellen Brown, Laurie Colwin, Harriet Doerr, Louise Erdrich, M.F.K. Fisher, Gail Godwin, Shirley Ann Grau, Josephine Humphreys, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, nonagenarian Janet Lewis, Alison Lurie, Carole Maso, Alice McDermott, Gloria Naylor, Joyce Carol Oates, Marge Piercy, Francine Prose, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Carolyn See, Susan Fromberg Schoefler, Mona Simpson, Irini Spanidou, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Thomas, Nancy Willard, and Elizabeth Winthrop
Univ Press of Kentucky 9x6 hardcover [9/90] for $30.00
paperback title "A Voice of One's Own"
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5½ pb [2/92] out of print/60+ used

The American Reader book edited by Diane Ravitch  "The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation - Benjamin Franklin, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Foster, John Brown, Robert Frost, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Betty Friedan, and Others Who Have Inspired, Delighted, Enraged, and Roused America" [1990] Edited by Diane Ravitch
Some of the others are Rachel Carson, Eugene Debs, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Faulkner, Gompers, Tom Hayden, Joe Hill, Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lincoln, Vachel Lindsay, Longfellow, John Muir, Tom Paine, Poe, Franklin Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Pete Seeger, Thoreau, Harry Truman, and Walt Whitman
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [12/2010] for $10.67
William Morrow 8x5¼ pb [8/2000] for $13.39
HarperPerennial BOMC 9x7 pb [1990] out of print/many used
HarperCollins 9½x7¾ hardcover [1992] out of print/many used
Columbia History of the American Novel  
"The Columbia History of The American Novel: New Views" [31 essays 1991]
Edited by Emory Elliott

Columbia Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/91] for $105.50
Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature 1991 book edited by George Perkins, Barbara Perkins & Philip Leininger  "Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature" [1991]
Edited by George Perkins, Barbara Perkins & Philip Leininger

HarperCollins Reference 2nd edition 9¼x7½ hardcover [4/2002] out of print/40+ used
HarperCollins 9¾x8 hardcover [1991] out of print/70+ used
100 Most Influential African-Americans book by Colombus Salley  "The Black 100: A Ranking of The Most Influential African-Americans, Past and Present" [orig 1993, rev 1998] by Colombus Salley
Citadel Press 9x6 pb [rev 1/98] for $18.21
Citadel Press hardcover [2/93] out of print/used
Beyond the obvious – Martin Luther King, Jr. #1 & Frederick Douglass #2 – Afro-American artists & entertainers who made this list include Paul Robeson #24, Langston Hughes #34, Alex Haley #48, James Baldwin #49, Richard Wright #50, Zora Neale Hurston #52, Bill Cosby #62, Duke Ellington #67, Louis Armstrong #68, Toni Morrison #73, Lorraine Hansberry #77, Oscar Micheaux #81, Maya Angelou #85, Dick Gregory #88, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis #91, Harry Belafonte #92, and Marian Anderson #94
Modern American Novel  
"The Modern American Novel: New Revised Edition" [1993]
by Malcolm Bradbury

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [3/94] for $18.00
Viking hardcover [4/93] out of print/used
Masterpieces of American Literature book edited by Frank N. Magill  "Masterpieces of American Literature" [1993] Edited by Frank N. Magill
640 pages of summaries and analyses of over 200 essential American literary classics
Collins Reference 9½x7¾ hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
Asian American Literature Introduction & Anthology book by Shawn Wong   "Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology" [1995]
by Shawn Wong

Pearson 9x6 pb [1996] for $84.40
Watson-Guptill Publns 9¼x6 pb [1995] out of print/used
Oxford Companion to American Literature  "The Oxford Companion To American Literature" [orig 1982, rev 1995]
by James D. Hart, revisions by Phillip W. Leininger

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¾ 6th edition pb [10/95] for $15.00
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7½ 5th edition hardcover [10/83] out of print/many used
A Place Called Home book edited by Mickey Pearlman  "A Place Called Home: Twenty Writing Women Remember" [1996]
Edited by Mickey Pearlman

contributors include Sandra Benítez, Rosellen Brown, lucille clifton, Kathryn Harrison, Marci Hershman, Arlene Hirschfelder, Erica Jong, Maxine Hong Kingston, Lois Lowry, Carole Maso, Jill McCorkle, Mary Morris, Meg Pei, Melinda Worth Popham, Francine Prose, Dani Shapiro, Jane Shapiro, Julie Smith, Sylvia Watanabe, and one other
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [10/97] out of print/many used
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x6¼ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature book edited by Steven Serafin & Alfred Bendixen  "Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature" [1999]
by General Editor Steven R. Serafin & Associate Editor Alfred Bendixen

includes 1,100 signed entries, 70 topical articles, 300 contributors
Continuum 9½x6½ hardcover [12/2005] out of print/used
Bloomsbury Academic 9½x6¾ hardcover [6/2003] for $67.76
Continuum Intl Publng Group 11¼x8 hardcover [4/99] out of print/many used
Asian-American Literature Anthology book by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim  "Asian-American Literature: An Anthology" [1999]
Edited by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

National Textbook Co. 9x6¼ pb [9/99] out of print/used
Teacher's Edition: National Textbook Co. 9x5¾ pb & booklet [6/2000] out of print/used

Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature book by Laurie E. Rozakis  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To American Literature" [1999] by Laurie E. Rozakis
Kindle Edition from Alpha/Penguin [1999 edition] for $11.99
Alpha Books 9x7¼ pb [8/99] out of print/many used
featuring Julia Alvarez, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs, Truman Capote, Denise Chávez, John Cheever, Sandra Cisneros, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Countee Cullen, poet E.E. Cummings, poet Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, poet Robert Frost, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Mary Gordon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Washington Irving, Henry James, Erica Jong, Jack Kerouac, Jamaica Kincaid, Stephen King, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Least Heat Moon, poet Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud,
poet Edgar Lee Masters, Claude McKay, Herman Melville, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Frank Norris, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Rodriguez, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, poet Carl Sandburg, Anne Sexton, Leslie Marmon Silko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Steinbeck, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amy Tan, Henry David Thoreau, James Thurber, Jean Toomer, Mark Twain, John Updike, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Elie Wiesel, and Richard Wright - and a section about modern Canadian authors: Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Alfred Purdy, and Mordecai Richler

"Tell About The South: Voices In Black and White" [Agee Film Project 1998-2000]
A trilogy of films telling the history of Modern Southern Literature; written & produced by Ross Spears, directed by Devorah Cutler
DVDs for institutions or individuals are available at the producer's website
Tell About the South documentary (trilogy)  
Prophets & Poets documentary (trilogy)  
Episode 1: "Tell About The South, 1915-1940" [PBS-TV Aug 1998]
Narrated by Rita Dove; featuring such writers as the Blues Poets, Cleanth Brooks, Erskine Caldwell, Pat Conroy, poet Rita Dove, Wilma Dykeman, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, the Fugitive Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, Andrew Lytle, Margaret Mitchell, Willie Morris, Albert Murray, Reynolds Price, William Styron, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Thomas Wolfefull credits at IMDb
Agee Films color VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce

Episode 2: "Prophets & Poets, 1941-1962" [festival circuit March 1999]
Narrated by Rita Dove; featuring such writers as Cleanth Brooks, Pat Conroy, Rita Dove, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Sally Fitzgerald, Shelby Foote, Ernest Gaines, George Garrett, Nikki Giovanni, Andrew Lytle, Willie Morris, Albert Murray, Flannery O'Connor, Reynolds Price, Mary Lee Settle, Lillian Smith, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright • not listed at IMDb
Agee Films color VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce

Episode 3: "Let Freedom Ring, 1963-Present " [Feb 2000]
featuring such writers as Larry Brown, Pat Conroy, Clyde Edgerton, Ernest Gaines, Alex Haley, Walker Percy, Reynolds Price, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and Margaret Walker • not listed at IMDb
Agee Films color VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce

Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels book by John Peck  "Maritime Fiction: Sailors and The Sea In British and American Novels, 1719-1917"
[2001] by John Peck

Palgrave Macmillan 9x5½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/40+ used
Dixie Limited Railroads & the Southern Renaissance book by Joseph R. Millichap  "Dixie Limited: Railroads, Culture, and The Southern Renaissance" [2002]
by Joseph R. Millichap

"A detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance" including literary giants Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, and poet Dave Smith
Univ Press KY 9x6 hardcover [3/2002] for $40.00
Asian American Poets Sourcebook edited by Guiyou Huang  "Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook" [2002]
Edited by Guiyou Huang

Greenwood Press 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2002] for $75.00 {sic}
"Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-to-Z Guide" [2003]
Edited by Guiyou Huang

Kindle Edition from Greenwood Press [2003 edition] for $82.65 {sic}
Greenwood Press 10x7 hardcover [6/2003] for $87.00 {sic}
Literature of the American West book by Greg Lyons  "Literature of The American West" [2002] by Greg Lyons
Pearson 9x6 pb [10/2002] for $85.80 {sic}
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature set edited by Jay Parini  "The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature" in 4 volumes [2004]
Edited by Jay Parini

Over 350 signed articles from 190 leading scholars
Oxford Univ Press multi-volume 9½x6¾x11¾-inches wide hardcover set [1/2004] for $593.75 {sic}
Bloom's Novelists and Novels book by Harold Bloom  "Novelists and Novels: A Collection of Critical Essays (Bloom's Literary Criticism 20th Anniversary Collection)" [2004] by Harold Bloom
Kindle Edition from Checkmark Books [2007 edition] for $12.44
Checkmark Books 9¾x8½ pb [10/2007] for $13.09
Chelsea House 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2004] for $40.50

Outlaw Bible of American Literature book edited by Alan Kaufman, Neil Ortenberg & Barney Rosset  "The Outlaw Bible of American Literature" [2004]
Edited by Alan Kaufman, Neil Ortenberg & Barney Rosset

includes fiction, essays, letters, memoirs, journalism, lyrics, diaries, manifestoes, and selections from seminal film scripts, including "Easy Rider", "Apocalypse Now", and "Taxi Driver"; literary genres represented include Beat, Punk, Noir, Prison, Porn, Cyber, Queer, Anarchist, Blue Collar, Pulp, Sci-Fi, Utopian, Mobster, and Political; showcasing Hustlers, Mavericks, Contrarians, Rockers, Barbarians, Gangsters, Hedonists, Provo-cateurs, Hipsters, and Revolutionaries; features selections from Hunter S. Thompson, Exene Cervenka, Patti Smith, Dennis Cooper, Malcolm X, Sonny Barger, Maggie Estep, Lenny Bruce, Henry Miller, R. Crumb, Philip K. Dick, Iceberg Slim, Gil Scott-Heron, Kathy Acker, Jim Carroll, Charles Mingus, Norman Mailer, and many others
920-page Basic Books 9x6 pb [12/2004] out of print/50+ used
This Is My Best anthology 2005  "This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work" [2005]
Edited by Kathy Kiernan & Retha Powers

inspired by the prior book of sixty years ago {at top}, with these 56 modern authors adding an introduction to each work: Scott Adams, 'Ai', Julia Alvarez, Natalie Angier, Paul Auster, T.C. Boyle, Bebe Moore Campbell, Hayden Carruth, Sandra Cisneros, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Emma Donoghue, Rita Dove, Carolyn Ferrell, Helen Fisher, Al Franken, Martin Gardner, Laurie Garrett, Marita Golden, Jane Hamilton, A.M. Homes, Arianna Huffington, P.D. James, Gish Jen, Mary Karr, Barbara Kingsolver, Maxine Kong Kingston, Neil Labute, Doris Lessing, Barry Lopez, Yann Martel, Valerie Martin, Arthur Miller, Anchee Min, Jan Morris, Haruki Murakami, Kathleen Norris, Lynn Nottage, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Pinsky, Michael Pollan, Ishmael Reed, Ruth Reichl, Dan Rhodes, Anne Rice, Tom Robbins, Richard Rodriguez, Witold Rybczynski, David Sedaris, Huston Smith, Mark Alan Stamaty, Gay Talese, G.B. Trudeau, Scott Turow, Anne Tyler, John Updike, and John A. Williams
Chronicle Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2005] out of print/70+ used
Chronicle Books 8¼x5¼ pb [5/2005] out of print/used

The Complete New Yorker Magazine book & DVD-ROMs  "The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of The Nation's Greatest Magazine
(Book & 8 DVD-ROMs)" [2005] Introduction by David Remnick

Every page of every issue from February 1925 to February 2005, from full-color covers
to spot drawings, from poetry to Profiles, from cartoons to advertisements – all on eight
searchable DVDs, with a companion book of highlights

Random House 12½x9½ hardcover [9/2005] for $8.50
Facts on File Companion to the American Novel book by Abby H.P. Werlock  
"The Facts On File Companion To The American Novel" [2006]
by Abby H.P. Werlock

FactsOnFile 9½x7½x3¼-inches hardcover set [8/2006] 3 volumes for $195.00 {sic}
FactsOnFile hardcover set [8/2006] 3 volumes - out of print/used

Literary Genius / Writers Who Define English & American Literature book by Joseph Epstein & Barry Moser  "Literary Genius: 25 Classic Writers Who Define English & American Literature" [2007]
Selected & Edited by Joseph Epstein, with Wood Engravings by Barry Moser

Paul Dry Books 9¼x7½ pb [10/2007] for $18.01
Paul Dry Books 9¼x7 hardcover [1/2007] out of print/used
contains 26 essays: The Style of Genius (Introduction by editor Epstein); Tom Shippey on Geoffrey Chaucer; Lois Potter on Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]; Reynolds Price on John Milton; Anthony Hecht on Alexander Pope; David Bromwich on Samuel Johnson; David Womersley on Edward Gibbon; Dan Jacobson on William Wordsworth; Hilary Mantel on Jane Austen [1775-1817]; Frederick Raphael on William Hazlitt; Evan Boland on John Keats; Daniel Mark Epstein on Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]; A.N. Wilson on Charles Dickens [1812-70]; Justin Kaplan on Walt Whitman [1819-92]; William Pritchard on Herman Melville [1819-91]; Paula Marantz Cohen on George Eliot; Bruce Floyd on Emily Dickinson [1830-86]; David Carkeet on Mark Twain [1835-1910]; editor Epstein on Henry James; Elizabeth Lowry on Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]; Stephen Cox on Willa Cather; Robert Pack on Robert Frost [1874-1963]; Joseph Blotner on William Faulkner [1897-1962]; John Gross on James Joyce; John Simon on T.S. Eliot; and James L.W. West III on Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Beginnings To 1865 book edited by Susan Belasco & Linck Johnson  
"The Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Volume One:
Beginnings To 1865" [2007]
Edited by Susan Belasco & Linck Johnson

Bedford/St. Martin 9x7 pb [8/2007] for $50.80
Bedford/St. Martin 9x7 pb [8/2007] for $67.50

100 Great American Novels You've (Probably) Never Read book by Karl Bridges  "100 Great American Novels You've (Probably) Never Read" [2007] by Karl Bridges
Kindle Edition from Libraries Unlimited [2007 edition] for $41.60 {sic}
Libraries Unlimited 10x7¾ hardcover [9/2007] for $46.95
the 100 authors are: Horatio Alger ("Mark, The Match Boy", 1869); Edward Anderson; Mariano Azuela; Thomas Bell; Anne Bernays; Roark Bradford ("John Henry", 1931); Charles Brockden Brown; Frederick Buechner; Edward Bunker; Abraham Cahan; Ernest Callenbach ("Ecotopia", 1975); Vera Caspary ("Laura", 1942); Christopher Coe; Charles Waddell Chestnutt; Laurie Colwin; Robert Coover; John Cramer; Harry Crews; James Crumley ("The Wrong Case", 1975); Don DeLillo ("Players", 1977); Philip K. Dick ("Lies, Inc.", 1965); Harriett Doerr ("Stones For Ibarra", 1984); Herman Dreer; Edward Eggleston; Richard Elam, Jr. ("The Young Visitor To Mars", 1953); Ernest J. Finney; Berry Fleming; Ernest J. Gaines; Leonard Gardner ("Fat City", 1969); Joseph Geha; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Ellen Glas-gow; John Hawkes; Ernest Hebert; Marion Hedges; William Herrick; Chester Himes ("The Lonely Crusade", 1947); Alice Tisdale Hobart ("Oil For The Lamps of
China", 1933); Paul Hoover; Maureen Howard; William Dean Howells ("The Rise of Silas Lapham", 1885); Charles Johnson; Louis B. Jones; Sylvester Judd; John Keeble; John Keene; Lynn Lauber; Gus Lee; Milton Lesser; Deena Linett; Ross Lockridge, Jr. ("Raintree County", 1948); Grace Lumpkin; Michael Malone; Dexter Masters ("The Accident", 1955 re Los Alamos); William Maxwell; Robert McAlmon; Mary McCarthy ("The Groves of Academe", 1951); Jay McInerney ("The Story of My Life", 1988); Truman John Nelson; Jay Neugeboren; Fae Myenne Ng; Frank Norris ("McTeague: A Story of San Francisco", 1902); Myra Page; Americo Paredes; Joseph Stanley Pennell; Ann Petry; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; Connie Porter; Dawn Powell ("My Home Is Far Away", 1944); Charles T. Powers; J.F. Powers; Francine Prose; Chet Raymo; Arthur B. Reeve ("Guy Garrick", 1914); Conrad Richter ("The Sea of Grass", 1937); Sax Rohmer ("The Mask of Fu Manchu", 1932); Kim Ronyoung; James Salter; Thomas Sanchez ("Rabbit Boss", 1973); George Santayana ("The Last Puritan", 1936); Lynne Sharon Schwartz; Catherine Maria Sedgwick; Leslie Marmon Silko ("Ceremony", 1977); Elizabeth Spencer; Neal Stephenson; Elizabeth Drew Stoddard; Booth Tarkington ("Mary’s Neck", 1932); Jim Thompson ("South of Heaven", 1967); Maurice Thompson; Richard Vasquez ("Chicano", 1970); Susan Warner; James Welch; Glenway Westcott; Edmund White; Marianne Wiggins; Thornton Wilder ("The Cabala", 1926); Sherley Anne Williams; Richard Yates ("The Easter Parade", 1976); Anzia Yezierska; and George Zebrowski

Great American Authors TV series DVD box set  "Great American Authors: Since 1650" TV series DVD Box Set [2007]
Eight half-hour episodes, total 4 hours; exec-produced by William A. Ambrose; co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Ron Meyer; co-directed by Scott Gordon; co-written by Mark Reeder; hosted by Jane Kaczmarek, narrated by Alphonse Keasley & Jane Simms Roche
series credits at IMDbAmbrose Video color DVD set [11/2007] 4 disks for $59.98
episodes cover: "1650 to 1845", "1846 to 1855", "1856 to 1906", "1907 to 1925", "1926 to 1939", "1940 to 1949", "1950 to 1957", and "1958 to Present"; describes over 60 American authors: Louisa May Alcott, Anne Bradstreet, Gwendolyn Brooks, Truman Capote, James Fenimore Cooper, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Henry Miller, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, Carl Sandburg, Dr. Seuss, John Steinbeck, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Thomas Wolfe, and at least 28 more — bonus features include graphics gallery, timeline, documents, Spanish subtitles

Bedford Anthology of American Literature, 1865 To Present book edited by Susan Belasco & Linck Johnson  "The Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Volume Two:
1865 To Present" [2008] Edited by Susan Belasco & Linck Johnson

Bedford/St. Martin 9x7 pb [2/2008] for $51.58
How Fiction Works by James Wood  "How Fiction Works" [2008]
by James Wood (New Yorker Magazine book critic)

Picador pb [7/2009] for $10.29
FS&G 7½x5½ hardcover [7/2008] for $14.40
Spoken Word: American Writers from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: American Writers" [2008] compiled by Richard Fairman
The British Library audio CD set [10/2008] 3 disks for $23.10
interviewees include James Baldwin, Pearl Buck, Raymond Chandler (interviewed by Ian Fleming), Ralph Ellison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lillian Hellman, Sinclair Lewis, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill (reading from "Long Day's Journey Into Night"), Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck (on "The Grapes of Wrath"), and Tennessee Williams
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature books edited by Guiyou Huang   "The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature" [2008]
Edited by Guiyou Huang

3 volumes: Greenwood Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [12/2008] for $90.48
Volume One: A-G: Greenwood Press 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2008] out of print/used
Volume Two: H-M: Greenwood Press 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2008] out of print/used
Volume Three: N-Z: Greenwood Press 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2008] out of print/used
New Literary History of America book edited by Greil Marcus & Werner Sollors  "A New Literary History of America, 1507 to 2008" [2009]
Edited by Greil Marcus & Werner Sollors

Belknap Press/Harvard 10x6½ hardcover [9/2009] for $32.97
official book site
Sportswriting from The New Yorker book edited by David Remnick  "The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting From The New Yorker" [2010]
Edited by David Remnick

over 30 pieces, from writers Martin Amis, Roger Angell, Bill Barich (on horse racing), John Cheever, Kevin Conley, Don DeLillo, William Finnegan, Nancy Franklin, Ian Frazier, Henry Lewis Gates Jr. (on Michael Jordan), Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Peter Hessler, Alva Johnston, Anthony Lane, Ring Lardner, A.J. Liebling (on boxing), Ben McGrath, John McPhee, Rebecca Mead, Haruki Murakami, Susan Orlean, David Owen, Nick Paumgarten, Lillian Ross (on bullfighting), John Seabrook, Michael Specter, Charles Sprawson, Calvin Trillin, John Updike (on Ted Williams), Alec Wilkinson, and Herbert Warren Wind
Kindle Edition from Random House [6/2010] for $13.99
Modern Library 9¼x6 pb [6/2011] for $14.12
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/90+ used
The Encyclopedia of the Novel 3-volume set from Wiley-Blackwell  
"The Encyclopedia of The Novel" [2011] by General Editor Peter Melville Logan and Associate Editors Olakunle George, Susan Hegeman & Efrain Kristal
Kindle Edition from Wiley-Blackwell [2/2014] for $38.39
Wiley-Blackwell 9¾x6¾ pb [4/2014] for $58.95
Wiley-Blackwell 11½x9¼x5¼-inches hardcover set [1/2011] 3 volumes for $457.00 {sic}
Late American Novel / Writers on the Future book edited by Jeff Martin & C. Max Magee  "The Late American Novel: Writers On The Future of Books" [2011]
Edited by Jeff Martin & C. Max Magee

essays by Kyle Beachy, Alden Bell, John Brandon, Sonya Chung, Elizabeth Crane, Rudolph Delson, Rivka Galchen, David Gates, Joshua Gaylord, Lauren Groff, Garth Risk Hallberg, Owen King, Benjamin Kunkel, Reif Larsen, Victor LaValle, Jonathan Lethem, Emily St. John Mandel, Clancy Martin, Michael Paul Mason, Joe Meno, Ander Monson, Victoria Patterson, Tom Piazza, Marco Roth, Nancy Jo Sales, Katherine Taylor, and Deb Olin Unferth
Kindle Edition from Soft Skull Press [3/2011] for $9.99
Soft Skull Press 8¼x5½ pb [3/2011] for $14.95

100 Classic Books Made Into Movies formatted for Kindle  "50 Classic Books Made Into Movies: Volume 1" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [4/2011] for 2.99 {sic}
Includes 50 (mostly public domain) novels that were made into motion pictures; titles include: "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "The Adventures of Pinocchio", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp", "Alice In Wonderland", "Anne of Green Gables", "Beauty and The Beast", "Black Beauty", "The Blue Lagoon", "Captain Blood", ""Dracula", "Fanny Hill", "Heidi", "Ivanhoe", "The Jungle Book", "The Last of The Mohicans", "The Phantom of The Opera", "The Prisoner of Zenda", "The Scarlet Letter", "Sleeping Beauty", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Tarzan of The Apes", "Tess of The d'Urbervilles", "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", "Vanity Fair", "The War of The Worlds", "The Wonder-ful Wizard of Oz", "Wuthering Heights", and 21 more; authors include: Jane Austen, L. Frank Baum, Emily Bronte, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2), Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling (2), Jack London (4), Somerset Maugham, Johnston McCulley, Rafael Sabatini, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker (2), Mark Twain (2), Jules Verne (2), H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, and many more
100 Classic Books Made Into Movies formatted for Kindle  "50 Classic Books Made Into Movies: Volume 2" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [4/2011] for 2.99 {sic}
Includes 50 (mostly public domain) novels that were made into motion pictures; titles include: "A Christmas Carol", "A Little Princess", "A Tale of Two Cities", "The Adventures of Peter Pan", "The Call of Cthulhu", "The First Men In The Moon", "The Four Feathers", "Frankenstein", "Green Mansions", "Gulliver's Travels", "Heart of Darkness", "The Hound of The Baskervilles", "Howards End", "The Island of Doctor Moreau", "Kidnapped", "Kim", "King Solomon's Mines", "Little Women", "Madame Bovary", "The Murders In The Rue Morgue", "My Antonia", "The Mysterious Affair At Styles" {Hercule Poirot}, "Pollyanna", "Pride and Prejudice", "Prince and The Pauper", "Rip van Winkle", "Robinson Crusoe", "The Secret Garden", "Sense and Sensibility", "Silas Marner", "Ten Days That Shook The World", "The Thirty-Nine Steps", "The Time Machine", "Treasure Island", "Wind In The Willows", "The Winning of Barbara Worth", and 14 more; authors include: Edwin A. Abbott, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen (3), James M. Barrie, John Buchan, Edgar Rice Burr-oughs, Willa Cather, Agatha Christie (2), Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens (2), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, E.M. Forster, Kenneth Grahame, H. Rider Haggard, Jerome K. Jerome, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, A.E.W. Mason, Edgar Allan Poe, John Reed, Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson (2), Jonathan Swift, Booth Tarkington, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells (3), Edith Wharton (2), Harold Bell Wright, and many more

Fascinating Writers book by Lorette Luzajic  "Fascinating Writers: Twenty-Five Unusual Lives" [2011] by Lorette C. Luzajic
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $23.00
featuring facts and impressions about Hans Christian Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Lord Byron, Leonard Cohen, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Louise Erdrich, Ernest Hemingway, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Crad Kilodney, Vachel Lindsay, Arthur Miller, Camille Paglia, Dr. Seuss, Danielle Steel, Leo Tolstoy, and others
Deadline Artists / Newspaper Columns book edited by Avlon, Angelo & Louis  "Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns" [2011]
Edited by John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo & Errol Louis

Overlook 9x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $18.61
Historical and current writers covered include: Mitch Albom, Russell Baker, Mike Barnicle, Dave Barry, Ambrose Bierce, Thomas Boswell, Jimmy Breslin, David Brooks, Heywood Broun, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Jimmy Cannon, Richard Harding Davis, Pete Dexter, Maureen Dowd, Fanny Fern, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas L. Friedman, Woody Guthrie, Pete Hamill, Ben Hecht, W.C. Heinz, Ernest Hemingway, Bob Herbert, Carl Hiaasen, Langston Hughes, Murray Kempton, Michael Kinsley, Tony Kornheiser, Steve Lopez, H.L. Mencken, Jack Newfield, Peggy Noonan, Kathleen Parker, Westbrook Pegler, Leonard Pitts, Ernie Pyle, Anna Quindlen, Grantland Rice, Will Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Mike Royko, Damon Runyon, Red Smith, Dorothy Thompson, Hunter S. Thompson, Cynthia Tucker, Mark Twain, Orson Welles & George Will

American Literature on Stage & Screen book by Thomas S. Hischak  "American Literature On Stage and Screen: 525 Works and Their Adaptations" [2012]
by Thomas S. Hischak

Professor Hischak is based at SUNY-Cortland; the 525 sources described include works of literature and of the stage; the wide-ranging material is from well-known to obscure works, including science fiction, children's books, 'potboilers', and bestsellers.
Kindle Edition from McFarland [6/2012] for $120.00 {sic}
McFarland & Co. 11x8 pb [6/2012] for $142.50 {sic}
Library of America American Science Fiction of the 1950s  "American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s" [2012]
Edited by Gary K. Wolfe

Library of America 8½x5½ slipcover edition [9/2012] for $45.71
The two hardcover volumes include "The Space Merchants" [1952] by Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth; "More Than Human" [1953] by Theodore Sturgeon; "The Long Tomorrow" [1955] by Leigh Brackett; "The Shrinking Man"
[1956] by Richard Matheson; "Double Star" [1956] by Robert A. Heinlein; "The Stars My Destination" [1956] by Alfred Bester; "A Case of Conscience" [1958] by James Blish; "Who?" [1958] by Algis Budrys; and "The Big Time" [1958] by Fritz Leiber
One for the Books book by Joe Queenan  "One For The Books" [2012] by Joe Queenan
Journalist and curmudgeon Queenan has little use for detective novels ('piffle'), for bookstore employees, book clubs, book critics ('mostly servile muttonheads'), and complains about readers 'upon whom the gift of literacy may have been wasted'. Yet his lifelong passion for reading is evident throughout this work, and it is impossible not to be entertained by his snarky attitude and his conviction and his humor.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [10/2012] for $11.99
Viking Adult 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2012] for $15.59
Writers Between the Covers book by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon  "Writers Between The Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads" [2013] by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon
Book describes the tragic, funny, and-or happy romantic lives of literary figures that include: Lord Byron, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Isak Dinesen, Daphne du Maurier, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Anaïs Nin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Edith Wharton, and couples Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre, and Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas – and many others
Kindle Edition from Plume/Penguin [10/2013] for $7.99
Plume 8x5½ pb [10/2013] for $11.13

Failure & the American Writer book by Gavin Jones  "Failure and The American Writer: A Literary History" [2014] by Gavin Jones
Author describes how American writers - ranging from Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville to Mark Twain and Sarah Orne Jewett - were great theorists of failure who discovered ways to translate their own social insecurities into complex portrayals of a modern self, founded in moral fallibility, precarious knowledge, and negative feelings.
Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [1/2014] for $21.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2014] for $14.12
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2014] for $76.15 {sic}
The Bohemians / Mark Twain / San Francisco Writers book by Ben Tarnoff  "The Bohemians: Mark Twain and The San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature" [2014] by Ben Tarnoff
Members of San Francisco's Bohemian Club created a new American literary style utterly different than the elite & effete literature of the East Coast establishment; members circa 1863 to 1870 included Mark Twain, Bret Harte, gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard, and later California Poet Laureate Ina Coolbrith.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [3/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2014] for $20.93
The 40s, The Story of a Decade book from The New Yorker Magazine  "The 40s: The Story of A Decade" [2014]
from The New Yorker Magazine, Introduction by David Remnick

contributors include: W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, John Cheever, David Denby, Janet Flanner, John Hersey, Langston Hughes, Shirley Jackson, Jill Lepore, A.J. Liebling, William Maxwell, Carson McCullers, Louis Menand, Joseph Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Ogden Nash, John O’Hara, George Orwell, George Packer, V.S. Pritchett, Lillian Ross, Zadie Smith, Stephen Spender, Lionel Trilling, Rebecca West, E.B. White, Williams Carlos Williams, and Edmund Wilson
Kindle Edition from Random House [5/2014] for $15.99
Modern Library 9¼x6 pb [5/2015] for $15.80
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2014] for $20.83

Writers On Literature and The Literary Life book from The New York Times Book Review   "By The Book: Writers On Literature and The Literary Life" [2014]
From The New York Times Book Review, Foreword by Scott Turow

Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them, including Isabel Allende, Dave Barry, Michael Chabon, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Bryan Cranston, Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Jared Diamond, Junot Diaz, E.L. Doctorow, Lena Dunham, Dave Eggars, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, John Grisham, Carl Hiassen, John Irving, Caroline Kennedy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anne Lamott, Jonathan Lethem, Ian McEwan, Walter Mosley, P.J. O'Rourke, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Patchett, James Patterson, Colin Powell, Anna Quindlen, Marilynne Robinson, J.K. Rowling, Sheryl Sandberg, Sting, Amy Tan, Scott Turow — and 28 more
Kindle Edition from Henry Holt/Macmillan [10/2014] for $9.99
Picador 8x6½ pb [11/2015] for $11.67
Henry Holt & Co. hardcover [10/2014] for $20.70

American Authors Unplugged interviews by Martha Cinader  "American Authors Unplugged" [2015] by Martha Cinader
interviews with eleven American authors conducted on WBAI/Pacifica Radio between 1995 and 1999: Rudolfo Anaya ("Zia Summer"); Russel Banks ("Cloudsplitter"); Lan Cao ("Monkey Bridge"); A.A. Carr ("Eye Killers"); Barbara Chase-Riboud ("The President's Daughter"); poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ("Sister of My Heart"); Kate Horsley ("Crazy Woman"); Nora Okja Keller ("Comfort Woman"); Dennis McFarland ("A Face At The Window"); Dr. Leonard Shlain ("The Alphabet Versus The Goddess"); and performance poet Hal Sirowitz ("My Therapist Said")
Kindle Edition from Cinasphere [4/2015] for $2.99
Cinasphere 9x6 pb [3/2017] for $6.95
Cambridge Companion To Asian American Literature book edited by Crystal Parikh & Daniel Y. Kim   "The Cambridge Companion To Asian American Literature" [2015]
Edited by Crystal Parikh & Daniel Y. Kim

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [8/2015] for $22.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/2015] for $28.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $93.00 {sic}
South Toward Home / Southern Literature book by Margaret Eby  "South Toward Home: Travels In Southern Literature" [2015] by Margaret Eby
the author visits: Jackson, MS (Eudora Welty and Richard Wright); Oxford, MS (William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, and Larry Brown); Milledgeville, GA (Flannery O'Connor); Bacon County, GA (Harry Crews); Monroeville, AL (Harper Lee and Truman Capote); and New Orleans, LA (John Kennedy Toole)
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [9/2015] for $14.99
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [9/2016] for $15.95
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2015] for $18.77
The 50s, The Story of a Decade book from The New Yorker Magazine  "The 50s: The Story of A Decade" [2015]
from The New Yorker Magazine, Introduction by David Remnick

contributors include: Elizabeth Bishop, Truman Capote, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Janet Flanner, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Nadine Gordimer, Elizabeth Kolbert, Jill Lepore, A.J. Liebling, Dwight Mac-donald, Rebecca Mead, Joseph Mitchell, Marianne Moore, Paul Muldoon, Vladimir Nabokov, Evan Osnos, Sylvia Plath, V.S. Pritchett, David Remnick, Adrienne Rich, Lillian Ross, Philip Roth, Anne Sexton, James Thurber, John Updike, Eudora Welty, E.B. White, and Edmund Wilson
Kindle Edition from Random House [10/2015] for $15.99
Modern Library 9¼x6 pb [DUE July 2016] for $18.16
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2015] for $23.25
Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers book by Wendy Martin & Sharone Williams  
"The Routledge Introduction To American Women Writers" [2016]
by Wendy Martin & Sharone Williams

Kindle Edition from Routledge [4/2016] for $16.17
Routledge 9¼x6 pb [4/2016] for $29.58
Routledge 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2016] for $96.29 {sic}
Cambridge Companion to Literature of the American West book by Steven Frye  "The Cambridge Companion To The Literature of The American West" [2016]
by Steven Frye

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [6/2016] for $22.79
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2016] for $23.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2016] for $63.28 {sic}
Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers book edited by Graydon Carter  "Vanity Fair's Writers On Writers" [2016]
Edited by Graydon Carter, Introduction by David Friend

contains nine poems (1934-76) by W. H. Auden; “A Passion of Poets” (1983) by Joseph Brodsky; “Bosom Buddies”
(1983) by Laura Z. Hobson; Jay McInerney on “Paul Bowles In Exile” (1985); Anne Tyler on Reynolds Price (1986); “At The Ali Baba Café” (1989) by Christopher Dickey; “Darkness Visible” (1989) by William Styron; Martin Amis on Salman Rushdie (1990); Truman Capote on Willa Cather (2006); Elizabeth Bishop on Marianne Moore (2011); and an excerpt from the E.E. Cummings biography by Susan Cheever (2014)

Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [10/2016] for $14.99
Penguin Books 9¼x6 pb [10/2016] for $14.12

The 60s, The Story of a Decade book from The New Yorker Magazine  "The 60s: The Story of A Decade" [2016]
from The New Yorker Magazine, Introduction by David Remnick

contributors include: Renata Adler, Roger Angell, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Rachel Carson, John Cheever, Mavis Gallant, Pauline Kael, Jane Kramer, John McPhee, Sylvia Plath, Muriel Spark, Calvin Trillin, John Updike, and E.B. White
Kindle Edition from Random House [10/2016] for $14.99
Random House 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2016] for $26.47
Card Catalog Literary Treasures book from The Library of Congress  "The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures" [2017]  4/2017
Compiled by The Library of Congress, Foreword by Carla Hayden

Kindle Edition from Chronicle Books [4/2017] for $9.99
Chronicle Books 9½x8 hardcover [4/2017] for $21.60

The  History  of  The  Book

Companion to the History of the Book edited by Simon Eliot & Jonathan Rose  "A Companion To The History of The Book" [2007]
Edited by Simon Eliot & Jonathan Rose

Organized around four distinct ways of approaching the history of books: 1) the variety of methods used by book historians and allied specialists to investigate their subject, from the long established discipline of bibliography to newer I.T.-based approaches; 2) a broad chronological survey of forms and content, from the early Sumerian clay tablet through the emergence of electronic text; 3) the context of text culture as a whole; and 4) broader issues such as the nature of authorship and the future of the book
Kindle Edition from Wiley-Blackwell [6/2008] for $63.95 {sic}
Wiley-Blackwell 9¾x6¾ pb [3/2009] for $52.33 {sic}
Wiley-Blackwell 10x7¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $223.95 {sic}

Oxford Companion to the Book by Michael F. Suarez & H.R. Woudhuysen  "The Oxford Companion To The Book" [2010]
by Michael F. Suarez, SJ & H.R. Woudhuysen

Two-volume slipcover set; first volume is 51 essays, second is dictionary format, with 170 illustrations
Oxford Univ Press 12x9¼x5.2 inches {11½ pounds!} hardcover set [2/2010] for $339.06 {sic}
The Book Global History book by Michael F. Suarez & H.R. Woudhuysen  "The Book: A Global History" [2013]
by Michael F. Suarez, SJ & H.R. Woudhuysen

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2013] for $19.24
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2014] for $47.17
History of the Book in 100 Books by Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad  "The History of The Book In 100 Books: The Complete Story, From Egypt To E-book" [2014]
by Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad

Firefly Books, Ltd. 10x8 hardcover [9/2014] for $30.33
Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book edited by Leslie Howsam  "The Cambridge Companion To The History of The Book" [2014]
Edited by Leslie Howsam

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [12/2014] for $14.60
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2014] for $23.61
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2015] for $88.00 {sic}
The Book / Powerful Object book by Keith Houston  "The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of The Most Powerful Object of Our Time" [2016] by Keith Houston
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [8/2016] for $14.87
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x6 hardcover [8/2016] for $17.82

Early  American  Authors
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BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore & Beatnik Coffeehouse
'Readers of the Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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