By Adam Augustyn
Might be the main defining attribute of yank literature composed after international warfare II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental variety. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African american citizens and ladies and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has gradually all started to reflect the yankee inhabitants in variety and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine severely concerning the social concerns and concepts which are as a lot part of sleek American existence as they're of contemporary American literature
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Still Looking: Essays on American Art (2005) examines both art and its cultural presentation, and Due Considerations (2007) collects later commentary spanning art, sexuality, and literature. Updike also continued to write poetry, usually light verse. His own death was a primary subject in the posthumously published Endpoint, and Other Poems (2009), which collects poetry Updike wrote between 2002 and a few weeks before he died. ), Couples (1968), and Too Far to Go (1979), a sequence of tales about the quiet disintegration of a civilized marriage, a subject Updike revisited in a retrospective work, Villages (2004).
35 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 In 1949 he moved with his second wife to Mexico, where in 1951 he accidentally shot and killed her in a drunken prank. Fleeing Mexico, he wandered through the Amazon region of South America, continuing his experiments with drugs, a period of his life detailed in The Yage Letters, his correspondence with Ginsberg written in 1953 but not published until 1963. , until his death in 1997. He used the pen name William Lee in his first published book, Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (1953; reissued as Junky in 1977), an account of the addict’s life.
Born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931, Morrison grew up in the American Midwest in a family that possessed an intense love of and appreciation for black culture. Storytelling, songs, and folktales were a deeply formative part of her childhood. , 1955). After teaching at Texas Southern University for two years, she taught at Howard from 1957 to 1964, where she married and began to be known as Toni Morrison. In 1965 she became a fiction editor. From 1984 she taught writing at the State University of New York at Albany, leaving in 1989 to join the faculty of Princeton University.
American Literature from 1945 Through Today (The Britannica Guide to World Literature) by Adam Augustyn