The Resource American writers : a collection of literary biographies, Leonard Unger, editor in chief

American writers : a collection of literary biographies, Leonard Unger, editor in chief

Label
American writers : a collection of literary biographies
Title
American writers
Title remainder
a collection of literary biographies
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Unger, editor in chief
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The original four volume set consists of ninety-seven of the pamphlets originally published as the University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. Some have been revised and updated
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 810/.9
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS129
LC item number
.A55 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American writers : a collection of literary biographies, Leonard Unger, editor in chief
Publication
Note
  • Supplement 2, <4> have editor in chief, A. Walton Litz ; Suppl. <3> edited by Lea Bechler, A. Walton Litz ; Retrospective supplement 1, c1998, edited by A. Walton Litz and Molly Weigel ; Suppl. 5-<19> and Retrospective supplement 2 have editor-in-chief, Jay Parini
  • Two different volumes issued as Restrospective supplement II
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. Henry Adams to T.S. Eliot -- volume 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson to Carson McCullers -- volume 3. Archibald MacLeish to George Santayana -- volume 4. Isaac Bashevis Singer to Richard Wright -- Supplement[s] : 1, part 1. Jane Addams to Sidney Lanier -- 1, part 2. Vachel Lindsay to Elinor Wylie -- 2, part 1. W.H. Auden to O. Henry -- 2, part 2. Robinson Jeffers to Yvor Winter -- 3, part 1. John Ashbery to Walker Percy -- 3, part 2. Philip Roth to Louis Zukofsky and Cumulative index to volumes 1-4 -- Supplements 1, 2 and 3 -- Supplement 4, part 1. Maya Angelou to Linda Hogan, part 2. Susan Howe to Gore Vidal -- 5. Russell Banks to Charles Wright -- 6. Don Delillo to W.D. Snodgrass -- 7. Julia Alvarez to Tobias Wolff -- 8. T.C. Boyle to August Wilson -- 9. Nelson Algren to David Wagoner -- 10. Madison Smartt Bell to John Edgar Wideman -- 11. Toni Cade Bambara to Richard Yates -- 12. Kathy Acker to Richard Russo -- 13. Edward Abbey to William Jay Smith -- 14. Cleanth Brooks to Logan Pearsall Smith -- 15. Woody Allen to C.D. Wright -- 16. John James Audubon to Gustav Sobin -- 17. Max Apple to Franz Wright -- 18. Charles Frederick Briggs to Robert Wrigley -- 19. David Budbill to Bruce Weigl -- 20. Mary Antin to Phillis Wheatley -- 21. Neith Boyce to Ira Wolfert -- 22. Arna Bontemps to Laura Ingalls Wilder -- 23. Sholem Asch to Jean Thompson -- 24. Pearl Abraham to Hunter S. Thompson
  • volume 1. Henry Adams -- James Agee -- Conrad Aiken -- Edward Albee -- Sherwood Anderson -- John Barth -- Saul Bellow -- John Berryman -- Ambrose Bierce -- Randolph Bourne -- Van Wyck Brooks -- Kenneth Burke -- Erskine Caldwell -- Willa Cather -- James Fenimore Cooper -- James Gould Cozzens -- Hart Crane -- Stephen Crane -- E.E. Cummings -- Emily Dickinson -- John Dos Passos -- Theodore Dreiser -- Richard Eberhart -- Jonathan Edwards -- T.S. Eliot
  • volume 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson -- James T. Farrell -- William Faulkner -- F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Benjamin Franklin -- Harold Frederic -- Robert Frost -- Ellen Glasgow -- Caroline Gordon -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Ernest Hemingway -- William Dean Howells -- Washington Irving -- Henry James -- William James -- Randall Jarrell -- Sarah Orne Jewett -- Ring Lardner -- Sinclair Lewis -- Jack London -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Amy Lowell -- Robert Lowell -- Mary McCarthy -- Carson McCullers
  • volume 3. Archibald MacLeish -- Norman Mailer -- John P. Marquand -- Herman Melville -- H.L. Mencken -- Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Arthur Miller -- Henry Miller -- Marianne Moore -- Wright Morris -- Vladimir Nabokov -- Howard Nemerov -- Reinhold Niebuhr -- Frank Norris -- Flannery O'Connor -- John O'Hara -- Eugene O'Neill -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Katherine Anne Porter -- Ezra Pound -- John Crowe Ransom -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Theodore Roethke -- J.D. Salinger -- Carl Sandburg -- George Santayana
  • volume 4. Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Gertrude Stein -- John Steinbeck -- Wallace Stevens -- William Styron -- Allen Tate -- Edward Taylor -- Henry David Thoreau -- Mark Twain -- John Updike -- Robert Penn Warren -- Eudora Welty -- Nathanael West -- Edith Wharton -- Walt Whitman -- Thornton Wilder -- Tennessee Williams -- William Carlos Williams -- Edmund Wilson -- Thomas Wolfe -- Richard Wright
  • Supplement 1. Part 1. Jane Addams / Clarke Chambers -- Louisa May Alcott / Ann Douglas -- James Baldwin / Keneth Kinnamon -- Elizabeth Bishop / John E. Unterecker -- Anne Bradstreet / Cheryl Walker -- Charles Brockden Brown / Emory B. Elliott -- William Cullen Bryant / Donald A. Ringe -- John Cheever / Scott Donaldson -- Kate Chopin / Cynthia Griffin Wolff -- M.-G. Jean de Crevecoeur / Chadwick Hansen -- Hilda Doolittle / Peter E. Firchow -- Lillian Hellman / Bernard F. Dick -- Oliver Wendell Holmes / Thomas R. Wortham -- Langston Hughes / Donald C. Dickinson -- Sidney Lanier / Thomas Daniel Young
  • Supplement 1. Part 2. Vachel Lindsay / Jay R. Balderson -- James Russell Lowell / Walter Blair -- Bernard Malamud / Robert Solotaroff -- Edgar Lee Masters / Linda W. Wagner -- Samuel Eliot Morison / David Herold -- Thomas Paine / Michael D. Truej -- Sylvia Plath / Lonna M. Malmsheimer -- Adrienne Rich / Wendy Martin -- Harriet Beecher Stowe / Paul David Johnson -- James Thurber / Robert E. Morsberger -- Thorstein Veblen / John P. Diggins -- E.B. White / Barbara J. Rogers -- John Greenleaf Whittier / John B. Pickard -- Elinor Wylie / Josephine O'Brien Schaefer
  • Supplement 2. Part 1. W.H. Auden / Edward Mendelson -- Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) / William C. Fischer -- Joel Barlow / Jeffrey Walker -- R.P. Blackmur / Russell A. Fraser -- Pearl S. Buck / Paul A. Doyle -- Malcolm Cowley / George Core -- W.E.B. Du Bois / Herbert Aptheker -- Paul Laurence Dunbar / Charles T. Davis -- Ralph Ellison / Robert O'Meally -- Philip Freneau / Maureen Goldman -- Margaret Fuller / Bell Gale Chevigny -- Allen Ginsberg / James Mersmann -- Bret Harte / Wilton Eckley -- Robert Hayden / Robert M. Greenberg -- O. Henry / Kent Bales
  • Supplement 2. Part 2. Robinson Jeffers / R.W. Butterfield -- Cotton Mather / Ormond Seavey -- Lewis Mumford / Peter Firchow -- Joyce Carol Oates / Diane Tolomeo -- Clifford Odets / Frank R. Cunningham -- Charles Olson / Maxine Olian Apsel -- Francis Parkman / Verlyn Klinkenborg -- Thomas Pynchon / Richard Pearce -- Delmore Schwartz / Paul Breslin -- Anne Sexton / Susan Resneck Parr -- Karl Shapiro / Michael True -- Carl Van Vechten / Bruce Kellner -- Kurt Vonnegut / Peter J. Reed -- Yvor Winters / Robert von Hallberg
  • Supplement 4. Part 1. Maya Angelou / Mary Jane Lupton -- Louis Auchincloss / Carol Gelderman -- Donald Barthelme / Gwen Crane -- Robert Bly / William V. Davis -- Paul Bowles / Allen Hibbard -- Ray Bradbury / William F. Touponce -- Raymond Chandler / Peter L. Cooper -- Robert Creeley / Bill Piper -- Countee Cullen / Gerald Early -- James Dickey / Ronald Baughman -- Joan Didion / C.K. Doreski -- E.L. Doctorow / Randy Malamud -- Rita Dove / Lesley Wheeler -- Louise Erdrich / Pauline Groetz Woodward -- William Gaddis / William Doreski -- Mary Gordon / Alma Bennett -- Paula Gunn Allen / Lauren Miller with Jacqueline Shea Murphy -- Dashiell Hammett / Robert Worth -- Lorraine Hansberry / Steven R. Carter -- Joseph Heller / Sanford Pinsker -- Linda Hogan / Anna Carew-Miller
  • Supplement 4. Part 2. Susan Howe / Molly Weigel -- Maxine Kumin / Steven A. Nardi -- Ross MacDonald / Janet Gray -- N. Scott Momaday / Sally L. Joyce -- Simon J. Ortiz / Patricia Clark Smith -- Ayn Rand / Chris Matthew Sciabarra -- Alberto Alvaro Rios / Adrian Perez Melgosa -- Leslie Marmon Silko / Celeste Goodridge -- Neil Simon / J. Ellen Gainor -- Wallace Stegner / Mark S. Braley -- Mark Strand / Jeffery Donaldson -- May Swenson / Jane Eldridge Miller -- Anne Tyler / Mary Margaret Richards -- Gore Vidal / Jay Parini
  • Retrospective Supplement 1. Willa Cather / Sharon O'Brien -- Emily Dickinson / Janet Gray -- T.S. Eliot / Ronald Bush -- William Faulkner / David Minter -- F. Scott Fitzgerald / C.K. Doreski -- Nathaniel Hawthorne / Evan Carton -- Ernest Hemingway / Scott Donaldson -- Langston Hughes / David Roessel -- Henry James / Daniel Fogel -- Herman Melville / T. Walter Herbert -- Vladimir Nabokov / Michael Wood -- Ezra Pound / A. Walton Litz -- Wallace Stevens / James Longenbach -- John Updike / Dean Flower -- Eudora Welty / Veronica Makowsky -- Edith Wharton / Jeannie Kassanoff -- Walt Whitman / Tenney Nathanson -- William Carlos Williams / Christopher MacGowan
  • Supplement 5. Russell Banks ; Ann Beattie ; Robert Coover ; Richard Ford ; Louise Gluck ; A.R. Gurney ; Erica Jong ; Stephen King ; Maxine Hong Kingston ; Philip Levine -- Peter Matthiessen ; Larry McMurty ; Tim O'Brien ; Cynthia Ozick ; Upton Sinclair; Robert Stone ; Peter Taylor ; Charles Wright
  • Supplement 6. Don Delillo ; Annie Dillard ; Stanley Elkin ; John Gardner ; William Gass Robert Hass ; Irving Howe ; Richard Hugo ; Zora Neale Hurston ; John Irving ; Charles Johnson ; Susan Minot ; Grace Paley ; Robert Pinsky ; Reynolds Price ; Muriel Rukeyser ; Jane Smiley ; W.D. Snodgrass
  • Supplement 7. Julia Alvarez ; A.R. Ammons ; Richard Bausch ; Sandra Cisneros ; Andre Dubus ; Gearge Garrett ; Donald Justice ; William Kennedy ; Jane Kenyon ; Jamaica Kincaid ; Barbara Kingsolver ; Jerzy Kosinski ; Mary Oliver ; Annie Proulx ; James Purdy ; Anne Rice ; Carol Shields ; Tobias Wolff
  • Supplement 8. T.C. Boyle ; Joseph Brodsky ; Jim Harrison ; Shelby Hearon ; Oscar Hijuelos ; Alfred Kazin ; Harper Lee ; Bobbie Ann Mason ; William Maxwell ; Cormac McCarthey ; Thomas Merton ; Gloria Naylor ; Norman Podhoretz ; May Sarton ; Charles Simic ; Gary Snyder ; Paul Theroux ; August Wilson
  • Supplement 9. Nelson Algren ; Rachel Carson ; Amy Clampitt ; Zelda Fitzgerald ; Robert Francis ; William Humphrey ; Shirley Jackson ; Tony Kushner ; William Matthews ; John Mur ; Dorothy Parker ; Richard Powers ; Henry Roth ; James Salter ; Louis Simpson ; Gerald Stern ; Jean Toomer ; David Wagoner
  • Supplement 10. Madison Smartt Bell ; Wendell Berry ; Kaye Gibbons ; Anthony He ; James Baldwin ; Saul Bellow ; Elizabeth Bishop ; Kate Chopin ; Hart Crane ; Theodore Dreiser ; Ralph Ellison ; Sarah Orne Jewett ; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Robert Lowell ; Norman Mailer ; Flannery O'Connor ; Sylvia Plath ; Edgar Allen Poe ; Adrienne Rich ; Philip Roth ; Isaac Bachevis Singer ; Nathanael West.cht ; Alice Hoffman ; Anne LaBastille ; Thomas McGrath ; Claude McKay ; Paul Monette ; Lorrie Moore ; Anais Nin ; Sharon Olds ; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ; Ishmael Reed ; Tom Robbins ; Amy Tan ; David Foster Wallace ; John Edgar Wideman
  • Supplement 11. Toni Cade Bambara ; Frederick Barthelme ; Stephen Vincent Benet ; Michael Chabon ; Wanda Coleman ; Harry Crews ; Mark Doty ; Stephen Dunn ; John Fante ; Cristina Garcia ; Charlotte Perkins Gilman ; James Jones ; Mary Karr ; Larry Levis ; Paul Marshall ; Terry Southern ; William Stafford ; Richard Yates
  • Supplement 12. Kathy Acker ; Paul Auster ; Frederick Buechner ; Robert Olen Butler ; Peter Cameron ; Anne Carson ; Gregory Corso ; Stephen Dixon ; Leslie Epstein ; Albert Goldbarth ; John Haines ; Joy Harjo ; John Knowles ; J.D. McClatchy ;Frank McCourt ; Sue Miller ; Ann Patchett ; Richard Russo
  • Supplement 13. Edward Abbey ; Margaret Atwood ; Nicholson Baker ; Octavia Butler ; Stephen Dobyns ; Leslie Fiedler ; Yusef Komunyakaa ; Lucy Larcom ; Horace McCoy ; Terry McMillan : Terrence McNally ; Pat Mora ; Walter Mosley ; John Nichols ; Naomi Shihab Nye ; Tillie Olsen ; Luis Omar Salinas ; William Jay Smtih
  • Supplement 14. Cleanth Brooks ; James Lee Burke ; John Jay Chapman ; Charles W. Chesnutt ; Evan S. Connell ; Joseph Epstein ; Sara Henderson Hay ; Herbert Huncke ; Christopher Isherwood ; Aldo Leopold ; Alain Locke ; Norman Maclean ; David Mamet ; Linda McCarriston ; Charles Reznikoff; Richard Rodriguez ; John Patrick Shanley ; Logan Pearsall Smith
  • Supplement 15. Woody Allen ; Frank Bidart ; Witter Bynner ; Michael Cunningham ; Peter Everwine ; Carol Frost ; Dana Gioia ; Weldon Kees ; X.J. Kennedy ; Kenneth Koch ; Ed Lacy ; Li-Young Lee ; Susanna Rowson ; Gjertrud Schnackenberg ; Elizabeth Stoddard ; Louis Untermeyer ; Wendy Wasserstein ; C.D. Wright
  • Supplement 16. John James Audubon ; Rick Bass ; Carol Bly ; Hayden Carruth ; Frank Conroy ; Rebecca Harding Davis ; Theodor Seuss Geisel ; William Gibson ; Chester Himes ; Eva Hoffman ; Garrison Keillor ; Anita Loos ; Leonard Michaels ; Jay Neugeboren ; George Plimpton ; Francine Prose ; Scott Russell Sanders ; Gustaf Sobinches
  • Supplement 17. Max Apple ; Charles Baxter ; Linda Bierds ; Melvin Bukiet ; Guy Endore ; Annie Finch ; M.F.K. Fisher ; Hutchins Hapgood ; Mark Jarman ; Brigit Pegeen Kelly ; David Markson ; Willard Motley ; Anna Quindlen ; Joanna Scott ; Gay Talese ; Scott Turow ; William Vollmann ; Franz Wright
  • Supplement 18. Charles Frederick Briggs ; Bob Dylan ; Margaret Edson ; Percival Everett ; William Hoffman ; Ha Jin ; Jon Krakauer ; Nella Larsen ; Jonathan Lethem ; Alice McDermott ; Marilyn Nelson ; Janisse Ray ; Conrad Richter ; Paul William Ryan ; Budd Schulberg ; Susan Warner ; Dorothy West ; Robert Wrigley
  • Supplement 19. David Budbill ; Philip Caputo ; W.S. Di Piero ; Jennifer Egan ; Rudolph Fisher ; Mark Halliday ; Rolando Hinojosa ; Ted Kooser ; Thomas Mallon ; Albert Murray ; Chris Offutt ; Robert B. Parker ; Molly Peacock ; Mark Richard ; George Saunders ; Irwin Shaw ; Harvey Swados ; Bruce Weigl
  • Supplement 20. Mary Antin ; T. Coraghessan Boyle ; Pietro Di Donato ; Timothy Findley ; Waldo Frank ; Jonathan Franzen ; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; Kahlil Gibran ; Anne Lamott ; Reginald McKnight ; Jim Wayne Miller ; Tova Mirvis ; Floyd Skloot ; Gene Stratton-Porter ; Howard Overing Sturgis ; Leon Uris ; Patricia Nell Warren ; Phillis Wheatley
  • Supplement 21. Neith Boyce ; William Bronk ; Larry Brown ; Billy Collins ; Michael Connelly ; William Virgil Davis ; Rhina P. Espaillat ; Amy Hempel ; Lynda Hull ; David Henry Hwang ; C.L.R. James ; Jhumpa Lahiri ; Sam Pickering ; Marilynne Robinson ; Gilbert Sorrentino ; Natasha Trethewey ; Ira Wolfert
  • Supplement 22. Arna Bontemps ; Agnes Boulton ; William Bradford ; Kevin Brockmeier ; Michelle Cliff ; Patricia Hampl ; Larry Heinemann ; Elisabeth Sanxay Holding ; Edward P. Jones ; Mina Loy ; Clarence Major ; Caroline Miller ; Howard Frank Mosher ; Alice Notley ; Anne Rivers Siddons ; Lee Siegel ; Genevieve Taggard ; Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Supplement 23. Sholem Asch ; Peter Balakian ; Pinckney Benedict ; Barbara Crooker ; Stuart Dybek ; Zee Edgell ; Frederick Exley ; Rachel Hadas ; Jane Hirshfield ; Maurice Kenny ; Meridel Le Sueur ; George Lippard ; Cherrie Moraga ; Frank O'Haa ; Jane Johnston Schoolcraft ; Penelope Scambly Schott ; Betty Smith ; Elizabeth Strout ; Jean Thompson
  • Supplement 24. Pearl Abraham ; Gertrude Atherton ; Ted Berrigan ; Kay Boyle ; William Ellery Channing ; Junot Diaz ; Andre Dubus III ; Christopher Durang ; Jeffrey Eugenides ; David Ferry ; Tess Gallagher ; Gayl Jones ; Miranda July ; Leonard Kriegel ; Ander Monson ; Mari Sandoz ; Nicky Silver ; Hunter S. Thompson
  • Supplement 25. Alison Bechdel ; Maxwell Bodenheim ; Hannah Webster Foster ; Francisco Goldman ; Lev Grossman ; Mark Helprin ; William Inge ; H.P. Lovecraft ; Manuel Muñoz ; Stewart O'Nan ; Susan Orlean ; Sara Paretsky ; Mary Roberts Rinehart ; Joshua Slocum ; A.E. Stallings ; Jones Very ; Herman Wouk ; Zitkala-S̆a
Control code
ocm01041142
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780684193571
Lccn
73001759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041142

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