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What America read : taste, class, and the novel, 1920-1960

Author: Gordon Hutner
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. Gordon Hutner describes the distorted, canonized history of the twentieth-century American novel as a record of modern classics insufficiently appreciated in their day but recuperated by scholars in order to shape the grand tradition of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. In presenting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Hutner
ISBN: 9780807832271 0807832278 9780807872123 0807872121
OCLC Number: 221141861
Description: xi, 450 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The 1920s --
The 1930s --
The 1940s --
The 1950s --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Gordon Hutner.

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