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The Cambridge companion to American novelists

Author: Timothy Parrish
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge companions to topics.
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"This Companion examines the full range and vigor of the American novel. From the American exceptionalism of James Fenimore Cooper to the apocalyptic post-Americanism of Cormac McCarthy, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics chronicle the major aesthetic innovations that have shaped the American novel over the past two centuries. The essays evaluate the work, life and legacy of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Parrish
ISBN: 9781107013131 1107013135 9781107600973 1107600979
OCLC Number: 798059462
Description: xxxiv, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / byTimothy Parrish --
1. James Fenimore Cooper / Stephen Railton --
2. Nathaniel Hawthorne/ Robert Milder --
3. Herman Melville / Clark Davis --
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe / Arthur Riss --
5. Mark Twain / Peter Messent --
6. Henry James / Thomas J. Otten --
7. Edith Wharton / Pamela Knights --
8. Theodore Dreiser / Clare Eby --
9. Willa Cather / Timothy Parrish --
10. F. Scott Fitzgerald / Ruth Prigozy --
11. Ernest Hemingway / Eugene Goodheart --
12. William Faulkner / Philip Weinstein --
13. Henry Roth / Hana Wirth-Nesher --
14. Djuna Barnes / Alex Goody --
15. Zora Neale Hurston / Lovalerie King --
16. Richard Wright / William Dow --
17. Raymond Chandler / Leonard Cassuto --
18. Ralph Ellison / David Yaffe --
19. J.D. Salinger / Sarah Graham --
20. Patricia Highsmith / Joan Schenkar --
21. Vladimir Nabokov / Julian W. Connolly --
22. Jack Kerouac / Joshua Kupetz --
23. Saul Bellow / Victoria Aarons --
24. Kurt Vonnegut / Todd Davis --
25. John Updike / James Schiff --
26. Thomas Pynchon / David Seed --
27. Toni Morrison / Valerie Smith --
28. Philip Roth / Debra Shostak --
29. Don DeLillo / Thomas Heise --
30. Cormac McCarthy / Brian Evenson.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to topics.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Parrish, Florida State University.
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This volume provides newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics on the social and cultural history of the American novel.  Read more...

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