American Writers, Supplement X by Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

By Leonard Unger, Jay Parini

One of the 18 authors profiled within the complement are Madison Smartt Bell, Alice Hoffman, Paul Monette, Anais Nin, Tom Robbins, Amy Tan and others.

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He was, in his strength, the most feeling / and the most demanding man / I have ever known,” Berry wrote in the poem “In Extremis,” included in the 1994 collection Entries. That demanding father decided in 1948 that his unruly son Wendell, along with younger brother John junior, needed to attend military school. ” Four years at Kentucky’s Millersburg Military Institute, far from home, seemed only to confirm and harden that behavior. Apparently, he looked to his mother for forgiveness and understanding, to his father for passionate commitment to principle.

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