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Maybe the main defining attribute of yankee literature composed after international battle II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental kind. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African americans and ladies and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has gradually all started to reflect the yank inhabitants in variety and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine significantly concerning the social matters and ideas which are as a lot part of glossy American existence as they're of contemporary American literature

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That year Lucien Carr, a member of Burroughs’s social circle, killed a man whom Carr claimed had made sexual advances toward him. Before turning himself in to the police, Carr confessed to Burroughs and Kerouac, who were both arrested as material witnesses. They were later released on bail, and neither man was charged with a crime. Carr was convicted of manslaughter but later pardoned. In 1945 Burroughs and Kerouac collaborated on a fictionalized retelling of those events entitled And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks.

Under Brown’s editorship, cosmetic changes to the magazine’s traditionally conservative layout were introduced, coverage of popular 45 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 culture was enhanced, and more photographs were published. In 1998 Brown left the magazine and was replaced by staff writer David Remnick. The New Yorker continued to attract leading writers and remained among the most influential and widely read American magazines. memorable eccentrics. He has been called “the Chekhov of the suburbs” for his ability to capture the drama and sadness of the lives of his characters by revealing the undercurrents of apparently insignificant events.

In 1965 she became a fiction editor. From 1984 she taught writing at the State University of New York at Albany, leaving in 1989 to join the faculty of Princeton University. 61 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 Morrison’s first book, The Bluest Eye (1970), is a novel of initiation concerning a victimized adolescent black girl who is obsessed by white standards of beauty and longs to have blue eyes. In 1973 Sula was published. Morrison’s second work, it examines (among other issues) the dynamics of friendship and the expectations for conformity within the community.

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