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Racism and Activism

Racism and Activism( )
Author: Parini, Jay
Cutter, Martha J.
ISBN:978-1-4282-6258-4
Publication Date:Jul 2008
Publisher:Cengage Heinle
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $99.95
Book Description:

The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the development of key themes. Each thematic booklet offers an introductory contextual essay, a variety of literary perspectives,...
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Book Details
Pages:112
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 20Th Century
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events
Literary Collections / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.8 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.415 Pounds
Author Biography
Parini, Jay (Author)
Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College.

Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

Parini's novel, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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