A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Richard Gray
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2011-11-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781405192286

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Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers

A Brief History of American Literature

A Brief History of American Literature
Author: Richard Gray
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-12-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781444392463

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A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 1 1590 1820

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 1  1590 1820
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 846
Release: 1997-01-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780521585712

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Volume I of The Cambridge History of American Literature was originally published in 1997, and covers the colonial and early national periods and discusses the work of a diverse assemblage of authors, from Renaissance explorers and Puritan theocrats to Revolutionary pamphleteers and poets and novelists of the new republic. Addressing those characteristics that render the texts distinctively American while placing the literature in an international perspective, the contributors offer a compelling new evaluation of both the literary importance of early American history and the historical value of early American literature.

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Moses Coit Tyler
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 666
Release: 1881
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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A Short History of American Literature

A Short History of American Literature
Author: William Peterfield Trent
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2015-10-15
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1107554209

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Originally published in 1924, this book presents a historical guide to American literature, from the colonial era through to the late nineteenth century. The text is broad in scope, incorporating studies of philosophical, historical and political writers, alongside detailed accounts of key literary figures such as Poe and Whitman. A comprehensive bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in literary criticism and the history of American literature.

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Percy H. Boynton
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-08-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3752394501

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Reproduction of the original: A History of American Literature by Percy H. Boynton

History of American Literature

History of American Literature
Author: Reuben Post Halleck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1911
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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This volume describes the greatest achievements in American literature, from the earliest times to the present. Special attention has been paid to the individual works of great authors, but also to literary movements, ideals, and animating principles, and the relation of all these to English literature. The author hopes this book will inspire students to investigate for themselves the remarkable American record of spirituality, initiative, and democratic accomplishment contained in our national literature.

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Moses Coit Tyler
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1878
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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The History of American Literature on Film

The History of American Literature on Film
Author: Thomas Leitch
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1628923725

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From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.

A History of American Literature Classic Reprint

A History of American Literature  Classic Reprint
Author: William B. Cairns
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2018-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780267974214

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Excerpt from A History of American Literature This book attempts to trace within reasonable compass the course of literary development in America, and to present the most significant facts regarding American authors and their works. It places greatest emphasis on general move ments because American literature is first of all important as an expression of national life. There are few American writings that require careful analysis and merit intensive study as masterpieces. But in a nation where education has from the first been so generally diffused, literary attempts of slight artistic merit may reflect not only the obvious changes in national life and ideals, but subtler tendencies and aspira tions. For this reason attention is given not only to the few greater writers, but to many others whose works, though less important in themselves, are sometimes even more sig nificant. The plan of the book and the decision what to include and what to exclude have been influenced by the author's experiences with college classes but an attempt has been made to meet the wants of the general reader as well as those of the systematic student. In tracing tendencies and movements it has been necessary to adopt a geographical classification of authors; and this has sometimes been carried beyond the point where it is significant. It is a matter of the greatest importance whether an author represents the Spirit of Puritan New England or the spirit of Cavalier Virginia; it is of little importance whether he chances to write in New Hampshire or in Ver mont. For convenience, however, smaller as well as larger groupings have been made on the basis of residence. In adopting this plan the author wishes to disclaim any intention of over-emphasizing sectional differences. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: William Peterfield Trent
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1918
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9780659919472

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From Puritanism to Postmodernism

From Puritanism to Postmodernism
Author: Richard Ruland
Publsiher: New York : Viking
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1991
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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A map of American literature that puts every writer in historical place from a contemporary perspective.

A History of American Literature Since 1870

A History of American Literature Since 1870
Author: Fred Lewis Pattee
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2015-06-25
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781330188484

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Excerpt from A History of American Literature Since 1870 American literature in the larger sense of the term began with Irving, and, if we count The Sketch Book as the beginning, the centennial year of its birth is yet four years hence. It has been a custom, especially among the writers of text-books, to divide this century into periods, and all have agreed at one point: in the mid-thirties undoubtedly there began a new and distinct literary movement. The names given to this new age, which corresponded in a general way with the Victorian Era in England, have been various. It has been called the Age of Emerson, the Transcendental Period, the National Period, the Central Period. National it certainly was not, but among the other names there is little choice. Just as with the Victorian Era in England, not much has been said as to when the period ended. There has been no official closing, though it has been long evident that all the forces that brought it about have long since expended themselves and that a distinctively new period has not only begun but has already quite run its course. It has been our object to determine this new period and to study its distinguishing characteristics. We have divided the literary history of the century into three periods, denominating them as the Knickerbocker Period, the New England Period, and the National Period, and we have made the last to begin shortly after the close of the Civil War with those new forces and new ideals and broadened views that grew out of that mighty struggle. The field is a new one: no other book and no chapter of a book has ever attempted to handle it as a unit. It is an important one: it is our first really national period, all-American, autochthonic. It was not until after the war that our writers ceased to imitate and looked to their own land for material and inspiration. The amount of its literary product has been amazing. There have been single years in which have been turned out more volumes than were produced during all of the Knickerbocker Period. The quality of this output has been uniformly high. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Short History of American Literature

A Short History of American Literature
Author: Walter Cochrane Bronson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1919
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 1994
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780521497329

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Volume VII of the Cambridge History of American Literature examines a broad range of American literature of the past half-century, revealing complex relations to changes in society. Christopher Bigsby discusses American dramatists from Tennessee Williams to August Wilson, showing how innovations in theatre anticipated a world of emerging countercultures and provided America with an alternative view of contemporary life. Morris Dickstein describes the condition of rebellion in fiction from 1940 to 1970, linking writers as diverse as James Baldwin and John Updike. John Burt examines writers of the American South, describing the tensions between modernization and continued entanglements with the past. Wendy Steiner examines the postmodern fictions since 1970, and shows how the questioning of artistic assumptions has broadened the canon of American literature. Finally, Cyrus Patell highlights the voices of Native American, Asian American, Chicano, gay and lesbian writers, often marginalized but here discussed within and against a broad set of national traditions.

The Cambridge History of American Literature

The Cambridge History of American Literature
Author: William Peterfield Trent
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1562
Release: 1943
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Fred Lewis Pattee
Publsiher: New York : [s.n.]
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1896
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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