Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination
Edited by Philip A. Greasley
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Format: Hardback 154 b&w illus., 20 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-02104-5
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The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Author Bio

Phillip A. Greasley is a retired Associate Professor, English; Dean, University Extension; and Associate Provost for University Engagement at the University of Kentucky. He has served as General Editor of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature and has published widely on Midwestern writers, the Chicago Renaissance, and modern poetics.


“The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature can be proud of the herculean effort that produced this comprehensive survey of regional literature. They set out to demonstrate that the Midwest is neither homogeneous nor static nor culturally backward. With Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination, they have undoubtedly succeeded. ”
 — The Annals of Iowa

“Major libraries should have this on their reference shelves.”
 — Nebraska History

“This book will find use in every library, by users ranging from general readers to researchers.”
 — Choice

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Table of Contents

The Editorial Board
Introduction Philip A. Greasley
Entries A—Z
List of Contributors
Entries by Writer

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