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A history of American literature

A history of American literature

Author: Richard John Gray
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

This history of American literature from pre-Columbian times to the present is written in an informed but accessible style by one of the leading authorities in the field.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard John Gray
ISBN: 9780631221357 0631221352 9780631221340 0631221344
OCLC Number: 552039042
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 818 - 844.
Description: XII, 899 Seiten ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: The First Americans: American Literature Before And During The Colonial And Revolutionary Periods:1. Imagining Eden2. Native American Oral Traditions3. Spanish And French Encounters With America4. Anglo-American Encounters5. Writing Of The Colonial And Revolutionary Periods:Puritan narrativesChallenges to the Puritan oligarchySome Colonial poetryEnemies within and withoutTrends towards the secular and resistanceTowards the RevolutionAlternative voices of RevolutionWriting Revolution: Poetry, drama, fiction PART II: Inventing Americas: The Making Of American Literature 1800-1865:6. Making a Nation7. The Making Of American Myths:Myths of an emerging nationThe making of Western mythThe making of Southern mythLegends of the Old Southwest8. The Making Of American Selves:The TranscendentalistsVoices of African American identity9. The Making Of Many Americas:Native American writingOral culture of the Hispanic SouthwestAfrican American polemic and poetryAbolitionist and pro-slavery writingAbolitionism and feminismAfrican American writing9. The Making Of American Fiction And Poetry:The emergence of American narrativesWomen writers and storytellersSpirituals and folk songsAmerican poetic voices PART III: Reconstructing The Past, Reimagining The Future: The Development Of American Literature 1865-1900:10. Rebuilding a Nation11. The Development Of Literary Regionalisms:From Adam to outsiderRegionalism in the West and MidwestAfrican American and Native American voicesRegionalism in New EnglandRegionalism in the South12. The Development Of Literary Realism And Naturalism:Capturing the commonplaceCapturing the real thingTowards naturalism13. The Development Of Women's Writing:Writing by African American womenWriting and the condition of women14. The Development Of Many Americas:Things fall apartVoices of resistanceVoices of reformThe immigrant encounter PART IV: Making It New: The Emergence Of Modern American Literature 1900-1945:15. Changing National Identities16. Between Victorianism And Modernism:The problem of raceBuilding bridges: Women writersCritiques of American provincial lifePoetry and the search for form17. The Inventions Of Modernism:Imagism, Vorticism and ObjectivismMaking it new in poetryMaking it new in proseMaking it new in drama18. Traditionalism, Politics And Prophecy:The uses of traditionalismPopulism and radicalismProphetic voices19. Community and Identity:Immigrant writingNative American voicesThe literature of the New Negro movement and beyond20. Mass Culture And The Writer:Western, detective and hardboiled fictionHumorous writingFiction and popular culture PART V: Negotiating The American Century: American Literature Since 1945:21. Towards a Transnational Nation22. Formalists And Confessionals:From the mythological eye to the lonely 'I' in poetryFrom formalism to freedom in poetryThe uses of formalismConfessional poetryNew formalists, new confessionals23. Public and Private Histories:Documentary and dream in proseContested identities in proseCrossing borders: Some women prose writers24. Beats, Prophets And Aesthetes:Rediscovering the American voice: The Black Mountain writersRestoring the American vision: The San Francisco renaissanceRecreating American rhythms: The beat generationReinventing the American self: The New York poetsResisting orthodoxy: Dissent and experiment in fiction25. The Art And Politics Of Race:Defining a new black aestheticDefining a new black identity in proseDefining a new black identity in dramaTelling impossible stories: Recent African American fiction26. Realism And Its Discontents:Confronting the real, stretching the realistic in dramaNew Journalists and dirty realists27. Language And GenreWatching nothing: Postmodernity in proseThe actuality of words: Postmodern poetrySigns and scenes of crime, science fiction and fantasy28. Creating New Americas:Dreaming history: European immigrant writingRemapping a nation: Chicano/a and Latino/a writingImprovising America: Asian American writingNew and ancient songs: The return of the Native AmericanFurther ReadingIndex
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