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Adrienne Rich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Winners List
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Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse." Her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by renowned poet W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Rich went on to write the introduction to the published volume. She famously declined the National Medal of Arts, protesting the vote by Newt Gingrich, United States House of Representatives and Speaker, to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. ...more

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#71 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#30 on The Best Female Poets of All Time

#19 on The Best American Poets

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Winners List
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Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. He also wrote the several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits. The drama Death of a Salesman is often numbered on the short list of being among the finest American plays in the 20th century alongside Long Day's Journey into Night and A Streetcar Named Desire. Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; testified before the ...more

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#10 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#26 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#7 on The Best Jewish Authors

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Clifton Paul "Kip" Fadiman was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. ...more

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David McCullough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Winners List
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David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McCullough earned a degree in English literature from Yale University. His first book was The Johnstown Flood; and he has since written eight more on such topics as Harry S Truman, John Adams, and the Brooklyn Bridge. McCullough has also narrated multiple documentaries such as The Civil War by Ken Burns, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit; and he hosted American Experience for twelve years. McCullough's two ...more

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