Roth, John K.; Editor.
Title American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience.
Publisher New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1995. First Edition, Stated.
Seller ID 18241scs
Large octavo, boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xviii, 709 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner stamp and a Fine dust jacket. From jacket: The book is organized in thirteen secions, each of which illustrates a particular apect of American diversity -- life in the South, the African American experience, Americans at war, the gay and lesbian experience, Americans living abroad, and others -- and features writers as diverse as Walt Whitman, Louise Erdrich, Emily Dickinson, Philip Roth, William Faulkner, Joan Didion, Eudora Welty, Terry McMillan, Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas Pynchon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Tan. Within each section there is a separate introduction that provides a general overview, followed by five to twenty essays on major writers whose concentrations are exemplary of that identity.