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Critical Insights: Emily Dickinson (Info | Start now)
Emily Dickinson's poetry, letters, and life have astounded readers and scholars alike for more than one hundred years. She is the author some of the world's most original, enigmatic, and expansive poems.
Critical Insights: F. Scott Fitzgerald (Info | Start here)
The hard-partying, insouciant twenty-something whose first novel spoke for a generation; the preternaturally gifted writer who struggled to master his talent; the dissolute alcoholic who watched the world pass him by before dying in obscurity-the
Critical Insights: Gabriel García Márquez (Info | Start here)
Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, "is credited for almost single-handedly reinventing Latin America." García Márquez, a trained journalist, made his indelible mark on literature with the 1967 publication of
Critical Insights: Great Expectations (Info | Start Now)
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations.
Critical Insights: Gwendolyn Brooks (Info | Start here)
With her mastery of traditional verse forms and insightful treatment of race, Gwendolyn Brooks carved a unique space for herself within American poetry.
Critical Insights: I Know why the Caged Bird Sings (Info | Start Now)
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Critical Insights: Isabel Allende (Info | Start here)
The border between fact and fiction has always been a porous one for Isabel Allende.
Critical Insights: James Baldwin (Info | Start here)
Although James Baldwin today holds a secure position in the canon of twentieth-century literature, more than twenty years after his death he still remains one of America's most illusive authors.
Critical Insights: John Cheever (Info | Start here)
This collection provides broad coverage of Cheever and his work. Original essays discuss the basic facts of Cheever's life and critical reputation.
Critical Insights: John Steinbeck (Info | Start here)
Easily one of America's most important novelists, John Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers of all kinds for decades.

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