From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. It owes a debt to European literature and British literature but has a unique American style and its own epic, the Great American Novel. Central to this wiki are Edgar Allan Poe, the lost generation (American expatriates in Paris of the 1920s and 1930s), the beat generation (1950s literary movement), Grove Press, the Partisan Review and New York intellectuals, black science fiction and the corpus of Dalkey Archive Press.
- Culture of the United States
- World literature
- Western fiction
- American literary criticism
- Minority focuses in American literature
Ambrose Bierce - Paul Bowles - William S. Burroughs - James Cain - Dennis Cooper - Allen Ginsberg - Kenneth Goldsmith - Jack Kerouac - Ernest Hemingway - Stephen King - Jack London - H.P. Lovecraft - David Markson - Herman Melville - Chuck Palahniuk - Edgar Allan Poe - Ezra Pound - Thomas Pynchon - Terry Southern - Mark Twain - Edmund Wilson - George Lippard - Paul Auster