Trinity University Press

Brenda Wineapple

Brenda Wineapple is the author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a winner of the Washington Arts Club National Award for arts writing, and a New York Times Notable Book; it was also named best nonfiction of 2008 in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Economist. Her other books include Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for Best Biography and the Boston Book Club's Julia Ward Howe Prize. Wineapple is director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York and teaches in the MFA programs at the New School and Columbia University. She lives in New York.

Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing

Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing features essays, letters, poems, prose, and excerpts of interviews by fifty-seven writers of the century, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Fanny Fern, Ulysses S. Grant, William James, and Frances Harper. Each of these writers confronted what it meant for a literature to be defined as “American” during a century...