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Quantity 7 examines a extensive variety of yankee literature of the earlier part century, revealing advanced kinfolk to alterations in society. Christopher Bigsby discusses American dramatists from Tennessee Williams to August Wilson. Morris Dickstein describes the situation of uprising in fiction from 1940 to 1970. John Burt discusses the writers of the yank South. Wendy Steiner examines postmodern fictions in view that 1970. eventually, Cyrus Patell highlights the voices of local American, Asian American, Chicano, homosexual and lesbian writers.
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