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American Greats: A Celebration of American Writers

Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

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Catalog Number: 19980629

This program features archive recordings of some of the country's major award winners, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, William Stafford, Rita Dove, Joyce Carol Oates, William Kennedy, Richard Ford, and Barry Lopez.

| Subject Matter: American Writers | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: Poet Laureate |

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