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Modern American Memoirs

Modern American Memoirs( )
Author: Dillard, Annie
ISBN:978-0-06-092763-9
Publication Date:Aug 1996
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

In Modern American Memoirs, two very discerning writers and readers have selected samples from 35 of the finest memoirs written in this century, including contributions by such diverse writers as Margaret Mead, Malcolm X, Maxine Hong Kingston, Loren Eisely, and Zora Neale Hurston. Chosen for their value as excellent examples of the art of biography as well as for their superb writing, the excerpts present a broad range of American life, and offer vivid insight into the real-life...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Collections / American / General
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 1.045 Inches
Book Weight:0.82 Pounds
Author Biography
Dillard, Annie (Author)
Annie Dillard was born Annie Doak in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1945. She received a B.A and an M.A. in English from Hollins College. She writes both fiction and nonfiction books including Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, Holy the Firm, Teaching a Stone to Talk, The Living, and Mornings Like This: Found Poems. She won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She wrote an autobiography entitled An American Childhood. Her work also has appeared in such periodicals as The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and Cosmopolitan. She taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University.

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