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All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
If American literature has a few heroes, Miller is one of them. He refused to name names at the McCarthy hearings, and his play 'The Crucible' analysed the hearings in the context of a previous American mass psychosis, the Salem witch trials.
At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes.
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
One of the great themes in American literature is the individual's confrontation with the vast open spaces of the continent.
American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World.
I spent four years doing a doctorate in postmodern American literature. I can recognize it when I see it.
I finally returned to Iran in 1979, when I got my degree in English and American literature, and stayed for 18 years in the Islamic republic.
As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.
I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.
The adolescent protagonist is one of the hallmarks of American literature.
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
It would be hard to exaggerate Ernest Hemingway's influence over American literature, but his influence on our lives is probably larger still.
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