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American literature -- 20th century

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View Resource The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social...

https://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/confarchive.htm
View Resource Contemporary U.S. Literature: Multicultural Perspectives

The latest edition of US Society and Values, an electronic journal of the State Department, is dedicated to writings on contemporary multicultural literature. Scholars and writers reflect upon the meaning of multiculturalism in contemporary American literature and review the dominant contemporary strains. There are articles here devoted to "Arab American, Asian American, black American, Hispanic...

https://web-archive-2017.ait.org.tw/infousa/zhtw/DOCS/ijse02...
View Resource The Paul Bowles Web Site

Composer, distinguished author and translator, and man of belles letters, Paul Bowles passed away in 1999 in Morocco, which was for many years was his primary place of residence. Bowles best-known work is probably his novel The Sheltering Sky, though he also translated Sartre's "Huis Clos" (upon which he bestowed the title "No Exit") and was an accomplished composer of music for the theatre....

http://www.paulbowles.org/
View Resource Street & Smith's Preservation Access Project

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

https://library.syr.edu/
View Resource Horatio Alger Jr. Resources

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

http://www.washburn.edu/sobu/broach/algerres.html
View Resource Langston Hughes Papers

A portion of the Langston Hughes Papers are available here on Yale University's Digital Library site. Hughes' complete papers (1862-1980) are comprised of "letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, artworks, and objects" and are available at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. For the digitized collection, visitors should click on the "See All Images" option on the...

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/lang...
View Resource Festival de Flor y Canto de Aztlan, Films and Photographs

The first Festival de Flor y Canto (Festival of Flower and Song), a literary celebration that took place in 1973, brought together Chicano novelists, poets, and short story writers in Los Angeles. After this initial success, subsequent festivals were held in Austin, San Antonio, and other cities. Fortunately many of these early events were captured on video and this website from the USC Digital...

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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15...
View Resource David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

When David Foster Wallace died in September 2008, he left behind his wife, students, friends, thousands of grieving fans - and an unfinished novel he had been writing, on and off, for over a decade. "The Pale King," cobbled together from thousands of pages of notes and drafts by his longtime editor and published in early 2011, constituted readers' last look at a long book from Wallace. Now, thanks...

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https://hrc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15878coll...
View Resource Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" in Graphical Representation

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty was known for her elegiac, character-driven novels and short stories about the South. Over her decades-long career, she published nearly two dozen works of fiction. This enriching site from the National Endowment for the Humanities offers an unusual inroad to Welty's classic short story, "A Worn Path." Educators can access guiding questions, learning...

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https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/character-place-eudor...