American Writers: Supplement by Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

By Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

This complement provides 18 acclaimed writers, together with Jim Harrison, Alfred Kazin, Bobbi Ann Mason, Thomas Merton, Gary Snyder and others.

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Parker, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. : Anchor Press/ Doubleday, 1979. Hargrove. Nancy D. ” In Women Writers of the Contemporary South. Edited by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984. Korb, Rena. ’” Short Stories for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories. Edited by Kathleen Wilson. Detroit: Gale, 1997. Leonard, John. Review of The Salt Eaters. New York Times, April 4, 1980, p. C23. Lyles, Lois F. ” CLA Journal 36, no.

Put ’em in a circle. ” Even the death of Ray’s father is not a linear experience for Ray and his mother. On the way home from the trip to Texas to make funeral arrangements and to sort out the estate, Ray’s mother says, Nothing changes. A point on your compass goes dark. In a few months it won’t matter. It’ll be like he never existed. That wallet is the only thing. He used it, needed it to carry out his life. Now he doesn’t need it, but it’s still ready to carry out a life. We’ll put it in a nice drawer somewhere.

Similarly, in Natural Selection, Peter states, Usually I find the reasons not to be attracted to women pretty quick. I see flaws the way other people find things to hope for. . I see faults in eyeliner, clinging hunks of mascara, errant lipstick, badly chosen colors, stinky hair, splotched skin, hanging fat, bad arms. Sometimes men concentrate on what they perceive as flaws in women to avoid coping with intense, usually painful or confrontational situations. ” But the narrator’s internalized response is that he notices that one of her eyebrows is plucked too much, and that the brows are not symmetrical with respect to the bridge of her nose.

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