Significant American writers of the 20th century

Throughout American history, some writers have told stories full of universal truths and deep connections to time and place that make them stand out among all the writers of their time. In the 20th century, American writers were exploring new questions of identity, changing social attitudes, and sometimes frightening international policies.

This course explores some of the most influential American writers of the 20th century and the works that make them literary giants.

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Course plan

Lesson 1. John Steinbeck
Lesson 2. Toni Morrison
Lesson 3. Ernest Hemingway
Lesson 4. William Faulkner
Lesson 5. Flannery O’Connor
Lesson 6. Scott Fitzgerald
Lesson 7. Kurt Vonnegut
Lesson 8. Harper Lee
Lesson 9. Richard Nathaniel Wright
Lesson 10. J. D. Salinger
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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