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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

Zoe Akins began her career writing short stories for magazines. In 1915 she moved to stage plays, achieving such success that she had sixteen plays

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