• Learning to cope with problems.

  • Sense of identity as shaped by culture and gender attitudes.

  • Storytelling is emphasized.

  • Concern with connections between people.

  • Variety in genre, styles, including international and religious themes.

  • Regionalism and multi-ethnic writing.

  • Self-reflexive.

  • Instructional.

  • Top-dog / underdog characters.

  • Consumerism.


Sherman Alexie

Laurie Halse Anderson

Sandra Cisneros

Ralph Ellison

Stephen King

Arthur Miller

J. D. Salinger

Amy Tan

Alice Walker

Tennessee Williams

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