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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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Matthiessen, Peter

Patrick A. Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 2526 words.

Peter Matthiessen, one of the most widely traveled and prolific American authors, has consistently produced fiction and nonfiction since the 1950s. He was born in New York City on 22 May...

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Melville, Herman

Benjamin Ivry.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 10817 words.

Herman Melville was born on 1 August 1819 on Pearl Street in downtown New York City. His father, Allan Melvill (as the family spelled its name at the time), was a trader whose own father,...

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