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The Literature of the United States of America : History of Literature - Marshall Walker

The Literature of the United States of America

History of Literature

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Published: 28th October 1988
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American literature over the last four hundred years has developed distinctive qualities and traditions, partly engendered by the land itself. The rich variety of literature flourished as the land was colonised and cultivated. In this new edition Marshall Walker has updated his wide-ranging study of American literature by giving greater attention to poets from Hart Crane and e.e.Cummings to John Ashbery and A.R.Ammons and to novelists from William Burroughs and Kurt Vonnegut to John Irving. More space is given to drama, from the later works of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller to the plays of Sam Shepard and David Mamet. The special concerns of Black, Jewish and Women writers are explored as this book demonstrates that American literary history can no longer be considered largely in terms of regional dominances.

Editor's Preface - Terms of a Tradition - The Colonies - The Revolution - The Waiting Poem - Renaissance - Realisms - Modernisms - War and post-war - Identities and Lanaguage - Chronological Table - Further Reading - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333443279
ISBN-10: 0333443276
Series: History of Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 28th October 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 13.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised