Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Cleanth Brooks (1906 - 1994) considered to be one of the most influential scholars on William Faulkner, and a preeminent critic on Southern Literature. He changed the way poetry was taught, arguing for ambiguity and paradox as central concepts. Brooks helped to create formalist criticism and the principals of close reading. He founded the journal The Southern Review with Robert Penn Warren. Brooks’ best-known works include The Well-Wrought Urn:...
Scope and Contents The collection contains notes for speeches and readings, including an annotated outline for a talk about Catch-22. Also included is a typescript draft of Heller’s final novel, Portrait of an Artist, As an Old Man, dated October 8, 1999, two month before Heller’s death and including revisions that were not incorporated into the final version.
Scope and Contents On May 27, 1894, Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in Maryland the second of three children. When he was 13 he dropped out of school to help support his family. He joined the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1915. The time he spent here would be his inspiration for many of his infamous crime fiction and detective stories. At some point in his early years, Hammett dropped his first name, going by his middle name Dashiell or Dash. When the United States joined the First World War, Hammett...
Dates: 1918 - 1999
Scope and Contents Frederick Busch (1941-20016) was an American writer known primarily for his short stories. He also taught at Colgate University. This collection is composed primarily of the correspondence between Busch and Donald J. Greiner, literary scholar and professor at the University of South Carolina, which started in 1976 and ended with Busch’s death in 2006. The rest of the collection includes manuscript drafts, photographs, and other biographical material.
Scope and Contents This collection documents Dr. Edwin C. Epps’ research process for his dissertation on Pat Conroy’s year teaching on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, as well as presentations of that research at various University of South Carolina locations. Epps attended the University of South Carolina for both his Masters in English and his Doctorate in Education. While pursuing his doctorate, Epps worked with Dr. Craig Kridel, E. S. Gambrell Professor of Educational Studies, for his dissertation, titled,...
Dates: 1983 - 1994
Scope and Contents Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) is an American author of western and crime fiction. Leonard published 46 novels in addition to short stories and the screenplay adaptations of many of his works.Leonard was born in Louisiana in 1925 but Leonard’s father worked for General Motors and the family moved frequently, ultimately settling in Detroit in 1934. Leonard graduated from high school and joined the Navy in 1943. He served for 3 years during World War II then enrolled in Detroit University...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890 - 2013
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of material related to the career of George L. Geckle, a professor of English at the University of South Carolina. Geckle was instrumental in organizing the highly successful Spring WritersSeries at USC, in which participated well-regarded and popular authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, and John Gardner. Material related to the Spring Writers Series is included in this collection, as well as correspondence, material regarding James Dickey, and the Telly...
Dates: 1979 - 2007
Scope and Contents John Updike (1932-2009), was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and critical writer. He is considered to be one of the most accomplished American writers of the 20th century, praised for both his prose and poetry. His rich, fluid writing style appeals not only to readers but to other authors as well. Updike’s themes include Christian theology, American identity, and human sexuality. His most popular work, the Rabbit series, was written over the span of forty years. Updike is...
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials acquired with the personal library of James Dickey by the USC libraries after his death in 1997. It includes manuscripts sent to Dickey, articles written about him, family and professional photographs, airplane tickets used by Dickey and his wife, mail sent to Dickey and replies from Dickey, various ephemera from events Dickey attended, some financial information, various sheet music, copies of the James Dickey Newsletter from 1985 to 1992, and realia...
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of manuscripts, journal articles both about and written by Stuart, some Christmas cards sent by the Stuarts, correspondence with a Lucille Palmer, photos of Jesse Stuart and contemporary Eve Blair, and a great deal of newspaper clippings about Stuart, his family, and his farm. The newspaper clippings are somewhat fragile, being aged and roughly handled. There are also pamphlets from some events his foundation put on, and order forms with lists of his books that were...