About this title: Curious about the lives of Auden, Tennessee Williams, Hemingway, or Samuel Beckett? Need to know when James Baldwin published Notes of a Native Son? A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers provides the answers. More than 1,000 biographical entries profile novelists, short-story writers, poets, and playwrights from the United States, Canada, Britain and Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, India, Africa, and the Caribbean.
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