Walter Abish, though he has published relatively late and little, projects a distinct presence in contemporary letters, in part because of the black triangular eye patch that distinguishes his photograph on book jackets. His three novels, three collections of short stories, and lone book of poems hav
Gluck is a poet whose willingness to confront the horrible, the difficult, and the painful has resulted in a body of work characterized by insight and a severe lyricism. Though sometimes cliched, her work is moving and thought-provoking.
She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2003-20
Murakami's fiction, often criticized for being "pop" literature by Japan's literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, and at the same time reflects an essential alienation, loneliness, and longing for love in a way that has touched readers in the US and Europe, as well as in East Asia. In addit
Robert Crumb is one of the major originators of the underground comics movement to emerge out of the free press and independent publishers' movement of the 1960s. His unique, freaky and iconic pop sensibility virtually defined the genre while simultaneously looking back to historical precedents from