The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521497329
Pages : 824 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990 written by Sacvan Bercovitch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature

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ISBN : 1135037515
Pages : 186 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature written by D. Quentin Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature considers the key literary, political, historical and intellectual contexts of African American literature from its origins to the present, and also provides students with an analysis of the most up-to-date literary trends and debates in African American literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics such as: Vernacular, Oral, and Blues Traditions in Literature Slave Narratives and Their Influence The Harlem Renaissance Mid-twentieth century black American Literature Literature of the civil rights and Black Power era Contemporary African American Writing Key thematic and theoretical debates within the field Examining the relationship between the literature and its historical and sociopolitical contexts, D. Quentin Miller covers key authors and works as well as less canonical writers and themes, including literature and music, female authors, intersectionality and transnational black writing.

American Literature & the Culture Wars

Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801484223
Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book American Literature & the Culture Wars written by Gregory S. Jay and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gregory S. Jay boldly challenges the future of American literary studies. Why pursue the study and teaching of a distinctly American literature? What is the appropriate purpose and scope of such pursuits? Is the notion of a traditional canon of great books out of date? Where does American literature leave off and Mexican or Caribbean or Canadian or postcolonial literature begin? Are today's campus conflicts fueled more by economics or ideology? Jay addresses these questions and others relating to American literary studies to explain why this once arcane academic discipline found itself so often in the news during the culture wars of the 1990s. While asking some skeptical questions about new directions and practices, Jay argues forcefully in favor of opening the borders of American literary and cultural analysis. He relates the struggle for representation in literary theory to a larger cultural clash over the meaning and justice of representation, then shows how this struggle might expand both the contents and the teaching of American literature. In an account of the vexed legacy of the Declaration of Independence, he provides a historical context for the current quarrels over literature and politics. Prominent among these debates are those over multiculturalism, which Jay takes up in an essay on the impasses of identity politics. In closing, he considers how the field of comparative American cultural studies might be constructed.

Deaf American Literature

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ISBN : 9781563680946
Pages : 230 pages
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Download or read book Deaf American Literature written by Cynthia Peters and published by Gallaudet University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The moment when a society must contend with a powerful language other than its own is a decisive point in its evolution. This moment is occurring now in American society". Peters explains precisely how ASL literature achieved this moment, tracing its past and predicting its future in this trailblazing study. Peters connects ASL literature to the literary canon with the archetypal notion of carnival as "the counterculture of the dominated". Throughout history carnivals have been opportunities for the "low", disenfranchised elements of society to displace their "high" counterparts. Citing the Deaf community's long tradition of "literary nights" and festivals like the Deaf Way, Peters recognizes similar forces at work in the propagation of ASL literature. The agents of this movement, Deaf artists and ASL performers -- "Tricksters", as Peters calls them -- jump between the two cultures and languages. Through this process they create a synthesis of English literary content reinterpreted in sign language, which also raises the profile of ASL as a distinct art form in itself. Peters applies her analysis to the craft's landmark works, including Douglas Bullard's novel Islay and Ben Bahan's video-recorded narrative Bird of a Different Feather. Deaf American Literature, the only work of its kind, is its own seminal moment in the emerging discipline of ASL literary criticism.

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

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ISBN : 1139826476
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature written by Hana Wirth-Nesher and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-06-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than two hundred years, Jews have played important roles in the development of American literature. The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays examine writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include literary history, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, popular culture, women writers, literary theory and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and contemporary fiction. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, and ethics, and places it in the contexts of both Jewish and American writing. With its chronology and guides to further reading, this volume will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s

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ISBN : 1615302336
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s written by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britannica Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fiercely nationalistic, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN : 0199921059
Pages : 152 pages
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Download or read book Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction written by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-13 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia, through Borges and García Márquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

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ISBN : 1441101918
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature written by Lawrence Normand and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-10-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature explores the ways in which 20th-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and has been, in turn, a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West. Focussing on Britain and the United States, Buddhism's influence on a range of key literary texts will be examined in the context of those societies' evolving modernity. Writers discussed include T. S. Eliot, Hermann Hesse, Virginia Woolf, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, Iris Murdoch, Maxine Hong Kingston. This book brings together for the first time a series of context-rich interpretations that demonstrate the importance of literature in this ongoing cultural change in Britain and the United States.

Grief Taboo in American Literature

Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814712282
Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Grief Taboo in American Literature written by Pamela A. Boker and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boker (English and comparative literature, Columbia U.) examines the "prolonged adolescence" of the American male canon, focusing in depth on the work of Melville, Twain, and Hemingway. Boker reveals in these authors' lives and fiction a world of perpetual adolescence, repressed grief, and repudiation of feminine identification. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art

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Pages : 692 pages
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Download or read book Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art written by and published by . This book was released on 1857 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A study guide for American Literature to 1900

Publisher : Editorial Universitaria Ramon Areces
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ISBN : 8480047488
Pages : 225 pages
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Download or read book A study guide for American Literature to 1900 written by Mª Teresa Gibert Maceda and published by Editorial Universitaria Ramon Areces. This book was released on 2009-01-27 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Esta guía esta pensada para utilizarse conjuntamente con el libro American literature to 1900 de la misma autora y editado por la misma editorial. Ofrece los siguientes recursos adicionales como un extenso material complementario que ayuda y guía al alumno a lo largo de las 24 unidades, una colección de veinte ejemplos de exámenes y un glosario con una lista de los términos más importantes de la literatura en general y de la literatura americana en particular.

American Literature

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Pages : 836 pages
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Download or read book American Literature written by and published by . This book was released on 1946 with total page 836 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

American Literature

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Pages : 2482 pages
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Download or read book American Literature written by Emory Elliott and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 2482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emory Elliott, one of our outstanding American Literature scholars and critics and his co-editors have assembled an extraordinarily rich, diverse, and iconoclastic anthology. It constitutes a virtual revision of American literary history. -Joyce Carol Oates

Western American Literature

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Pages : 420 pages
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Download or read book Western American Literature written by and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Black American Literature Forum

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Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Black American Literature Forum written by and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: