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On native grounds : an interpretation of modern American prose literature

Author: Alfred Kazin
Publisher: New York : Reynal & Hitchcock, ©1942.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
On native grounds.
New York, Reynal & Hitchcock [1942]
(OCoLC)571064162
Named Person: James T Farrell; Upton Sinclair; Edith Wharton; Theodore Dreiser; Willa Cather; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; Sherwood Anderson; Sinclair Lewis; Sherwood Anderson; Willa Cather; Theodore Dreiser; James T Farrell; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; Sinclair Lewis; Upton Sinclair; Edith Wharton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Kazin
OCLC Number: 269922
Description: xiii, 541 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The search for reality (1890-1917): The opening struggle for realism --
American fin de siècle --
Two educations: Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser --
Progressivism: the superman and the muckrake --
Progressivism: some insurgent scholars --
The joyous season --
pt. 2. The great liberation (1918-1929): The postwar scene --
The new realism: Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis --
The exquisites --
Elegy and satire: Willa Cather and Ellen Glasgow --
Liberals and new humanists --
Into the thirties: all the lost generation --
pt. 3. The literature of crisis (1930-1940): The revival of naturalism --
Criticism at the poles --
The rhetoric and the agony --
America! America!
Responsibility: by Alfred Kazin.

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