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Friends of American Writers book award
|Title:||Friends of American Writers book award.||
Wells, Rebecca M., author
Reed, Sarah Rebecca, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Publisher:||Florida State University|
|Place of Publication:||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Extent:||1 online resource (iii, 40 leaves)|
|Abstract/Description:||"Since an award is an indication that someone believes a book is superior or significant in some respect, knowledge of literary prizes is of obvious value to a librarian responsible for the selection of suitable books to meet patrons' needs and interests. With this in mind I have undertaken a study of the annual book award of the Friends of American Writers. The purpose of this paper is to describe the prize and the F.A.W. Award books since 1948, when a change in policy raised the annual book award to $1,000, to examine the prize-winning books in relation to the opinion of the critics, to determine the meaning of 'high ideals' as expressed by the group offering the award, and to find how the prize-winning selections are chosen"--Introduction.|
|Bibliography Note:||Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-40).|
"Submitted to the Graduate School of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Sarah Rebecca Reed, Professor Directing Paper.
Friends of American Writers
American literature -- Awards -- 20th century
American literature -- Evaluation -- 20th century -- Book reviews
Literary prizes -- United States
|Persistent Link to This Record:||http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_akd9129|
Wells, R. M. (1960). Friends of American Writers book award. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_akd9129