The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American essays

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Published for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College by University Press of New England, 1989 - Literary Collections - 379 pages
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Gathers essays by Paul Fussell, Gail Godwin, Stephen Jay Gould, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Noel Perrin, and Gore Vidal

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This collection, the third in a series from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College, presents 32 essays from diverse authors on varied subjects. Some are by noted scholars and critics ... Read full review


Tim OBrien I how to tell a true war story
Cynthia Ozick I on permission to write
Robert Pack I the poetry of inheritance

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ROBERT PACK has published fifteen volumes of his own poetry and is Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing. Currently, he is teaching in the Honors College of the University of Montana in Missoula. He and Jay Parini have edited eight poetry anthologies for UPNE, the most recent of which is Contemporary Poetry of New England (2002).

Jay Parini was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Lafayette College and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1975. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Oxford University, and Middlebury College, where he is currently Axinn Professor of English. Parini is a poet and novelist as well as a biographer. He has published six novels, four books of poetry, and critical and biographical studies of Theodore Roethke and Robert Frost. His selected essays, Some Necessary Angels, were published by Columbia University Press. He has edited numerous works, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. He lives in Vermont with his wife, Devon Jersild, and their three sons.

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