By Linda Wagner-Martin
* The historical past of yank Literature from 1950 to the current offers a finished research of the big variety of literary works that extends into the twenty first century
* Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, technological know-how fiction, and detective novels
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* The background of yank Literature from 1950 to the current deals a accomplished research of the big variety of literary works that extends into the twenty first century
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A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell Histories of American Literature) by Linda Wagner-Martin