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This essay will review three contemporary writers; Lawrence Ferlinghetti Theodore Roethke and and John Updike all Americans writing currently, which is the main surface similarity that makes their selection worthwhile. They derive their experience from widely differing backgrounds, and express it in distinctly individual styles. Their conclusions about human beings differ accordingly. It has, however, proved valuable to work with authors as diverse as these three. Their works evince the differences, as well as the similarities, in points-of-view that can occur in minds of roughly the same generation; their differing perspectives have acted as commentaries upon, and criticisms of, the notions of one another. Furthermore, they are, for me, among the more palatable writers in contemporary American literature.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only