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Ethnic modernism

Author: Werner Sollors
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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How did African American, European immigrant, and other minority writers take part in developments that also transformed the United States, giving it an increasingly multicultural self-awareness?  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Sollors
ISBN: 9780674030916 0674030915
OCLC Number: 193910240
Notes: "Originally published in The Cambridge History of American Literature, volume 6 : Prose writing, 1910-1950, edited by Sacvan Bercovitch"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Gertrude Stein and "Negro sunshine" --
Ethnic lives and lifelets --
Ethnic themes, modern themes --
Mary Antin: progressive optimism against odds --
Who is "American"? --
American languages --
"All the past we leave behind"? Ole E. Rølvaag and the immigrant trilogy --
Modernism, ethnic labeling, and the quest for wholeness: Jean Toomer's new American race --
Freud, Marx, hard-boiled --
Hemingway spoken here --
Henry Roth: ethnicity, modernity, and modernism --
Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! The clock, the salesman, and the breast --
Immigrant literature and totalitarianism --
Was modernism antitotalitarian? --
Facing the extreme --
Grand Central Terminal.
Other Titles: Cambridge history of American literature.
Responsibility: Werner Sollors.
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