American Profile featured “20 of the nation’s most celebrated and distinguished authors” in last week’s issue. The publication is inserted in the Sunday, Jan. 23, edition of the Messenger, but you can also read the story online here: http://www.americanprofile.com/article/44187.html.
It’s just a short description of each, and it mentions their most well-known work. If you’re looking to read more “classics” in 2011 or just feel the need to educate yourself in American literature, this list is a good place to start.
I’ve never been a big fan of English literature, always favoring early American authors. And reading through this list confirmed what I already suspected: My favorites are from the early 1900s. It’s funny because in my mind the list automatically split into pre-1900s and post-1900s (my favorites).
I came across several authors, novels and short stories that I plan to revisit. Happy reading!