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The Adolescent in Literature

An examination of works featuring adolescents as protagonists, with attention to why American literature in particular has celebrated the adolescent (and pre-adolescent) experience. Consideration of assumptions held about adolescence, about authorial intention, about literary analysis, and about education. Authors may include Twain, Salinger, Updike, Eugenides, Angelou, Baldwin, Bambara, Morrison, and Allison.

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