American literature

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American literature is literature written by Americans or in the United States. Early writers include James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Several US writers such as William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Pearl Buck, Toni Morrison, Eugene O'Neill, Saul Bellow, Joseph Brodsky and Isaac Bashevis Singer have won the Nobel Prize in Literature.