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A companion to the American novel

Author: Alfred Bendixen
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture
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Featuring 38 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently availableFeatures 38 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Companion to the American novel.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
(DLC) 2011042863
(OCoLC)759491763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bendixen
ISBN: 9781118384329 1118384326 9781118220399 1118220390
OCLC Number: 780445307
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Matter --
Historical Developments. The Development of the American Novel: The Transformations of Genre / Alfred Bendixen --
The American Novel: Beginnings through the American Renaissance / Maria Karafilis --
The American Novel: Realism and Naturalism (1860₆1920) / Jeanne Campbell Reesman --
Modernism and the American Novel / Peter L Hays --
Beyond Modernism: The American Novel between the World Wars / Alfred Bendixen --
The Cold War Novel: The American Novel between 1945₆1970 / Sharon Becker, Wendy Martin --
The Novel in a Changing America: Multiculturalism and other Issues (1970-Present) / Martha J Cutter --
Genres and Traditions. Fear, Ambiguity, and Transgression: The Gothic Novel in the United States / Charles L Crow --
The American Historical Romance: From James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, and E.L. Doctorow / Emily Miller Budick --
Making this whole Nation Feel: The Sentimental Novel in the United States / Marianne Noble --
Social Protest, Reform, and the American Political Novel / Chip Rhodes --
The American War Novel Tradition and the Individual Soldier / James H Meredith --
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Comic Traditions in the American Novel / Judith Yaross Lee --
Plotting a way Home: The Jewish American Novel / Derek Parker Royal --
Chicano/a Traditions in the American Novel / Juan J Alonzo --
African American Traditions and the American Novel / Melvin Donalson --
The American Novel of Mystery, Crime, and Detection / Leonard Cassuto --
O Brave New Worlds: Science Fiction and the American Novel / Eric S Rabkin --
Dreaming of a White Future: Mary E. Bradley Lane, Edward Bellamy, and the Origins of the Utopian Novel in the United States / Jean Pfaelzer --
Queer Theory and the American Novel / Deborah Carlin --
The American Short-Story Cycle: Out from the Novel's Shadow / Robert M Luscher --
Major Texts. The Woman's Law in Hawthorne's / Monika Elbert --
Writ in Water: The Books of Melville's / Wyn Kelley --
Wonder of Wonders: Harriet Beecher Stowe's / Susan Belasco --
Citational Strategies and Literary Traditions: Placing Henry James's / Greg W Zacharias --
Mark Twain's : A Child's Search for Comfort and Peace / Michael J Kiskis --
What Women want: Kate Chopin's / Emily Toth --
Private Fleming's Various Battles: Stephen Crane's / James Nagel --
Lily's Story: Edith Wharton's / Kathy Fedorko --
The Confessional Narration of Ernest Hemingway's / James Nagel --
Fitzgerald's and the Myth of the Land / Richard Lehan --
Ground Zero: Faulkner's / Philip Weinstein --
A Bigger Vision: Richard Wright's and the Great American Novel / Andrew Warnes --
Our : The Aesthetic Genealogy of US Diversity / John Carlos Rowe --
The Visionary Exuberance of Saul Bellow's / Ben Siegel --
The Flesh and the Word: Toni Morrison's / Valerie Smith --
A Different Kind of Love Story: Cormac McCarthy's / Olivia Carr Edenfield --
Selected Readings in the Genres of the American Novel --
Index.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Responsibility: edited by Alfred Bendixen.

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