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Open Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author of DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) ,

Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997

1947-1997 American novelist Most of Kathy Acker’s novels are written in the first person in a style of an abject dis-autobio-graphical plagiarism. In

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

T he grandson of President John Adams and the son of President John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams (August 18, 1807-November 21, 1886) was a

Open Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1884, but set during the pre-Civil War 1840s, Samuel Clemens’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn invokes and complicates 19th-century

Agee, James, 1909-1955

( ā'jē ), 1909–55, American writer, b. Knoxville, Tenn., grad. Harvard, 1932. He soon joined the literary and journalistic life of New York City,

Open Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958
Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958

1886-1958 US dramatist, novelist and poet Born in Humansville, Montana, she trained as an actress in New York, and in 1912 published Interpretations ,

Open Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) is best known for her 1868 novel Little Women , a sentimental story about the four March sisters and their mother during

Open Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

Sherman Alexie writes in a number of genres, sometimes within the same volume. His work includes poetry – in both free and formal verse – short

Open Altman, Robert, 1925-2006
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006

1925–2006, American film director, b. Kansas City, Mo. One of the most original talents in late-20th-century American filmmaking, he created complex,

Open Alvarez, Julia (1950 - )
Alvarez, Julia (1950 - )

Novelist and poet Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950, in New York City, but her parents returned to their native Dominican Republic when she was