Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden

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From Ernest Hemingway's rural adventures to the gritty fiction of Joyce Carol Oates, the landscape of the "Third Coast" has inspired generations of the nation's greatest storytellers. Michigan Literary Luminaries shines a spotlight on this rich heritage of the Great Lakes State. Discover how Saginaw greenhouses shaped the life of Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Theodore Roethke. Compare the common traits of Detroit crime writers like Elmore Leonard and Donald Goines. Learn how Dudley Randall revolutionized American literature by doing for poets what Motown Records did for musicians. Join author Anna Clark as she unveils Michigan's extraordinary written culture with a mixture of history, literary criticism and original reporting.
ISBN: 9781626199378
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Images: 43
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Anna Clark is a journalist in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, the New York Times, Politico, the Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. She edited A Detroit Anthology, a 2015 Michigan Notable Book. Anna graduated from the University of Michigan and from Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan, a little town she loves.
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