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The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature - Jack Salzman

The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature

By: Jack Salzman (Editor), Cameron Bardrick (As told to), Paul Bongiorno (As told to), Laura Henigman (As told to), Eric Lott (As told to)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2011
ISBN: 9780521307031
Number Of Pages: 298

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Comprising over 750 entries in a single alphabetical sequence, the Cambridge Handbook of American Literature offers a compact and accessible guide to the major landmarks of American literature from colonial times to the present day. Entries on 500 separate authors, from Henry Adams to Louis Zukofsky, from Cotton Mather to Norman Mailer, give a full account of the subject's literary career. Entries on individual works - on major novels, plays, and volumes of poetry, from Absalom, Absalom! to The Zoo Story, from Moby-Dick to Catch-22, provide publication details and convenient plot summaries. There are entries also on the principal literary magazines past and present, and on literary movements as diverse as Transcendentalism and the Beats. There are helpful guides to further reading and chronological tables of American history and literature. Containing a wealth of authoritative, clearly presented information on the whole range of the American literary heritage, this is an invaluable reference work for the student and general reader alike.

ISBN: 9780521307031
ISBN-10: 0521307031
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 26th May 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54