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American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-09-10
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  • Publisher: Routledge

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides a critical history of American literary theory and practice, discussing the impact of major schools and movements examines the social and cultural background to literary research, considering the role of key theories and practices provides profiles of major figures and influential texts, outlining the connections among theorists presents a new chapter on developments since the 1980s, including discussions of feminist, queer, postcolonial and ethnic criticism. Comprehensive and engaging, this book offers a crucial overview of the development of literary studies in American universities, and a springboard to further research for all those interested in the development and study of Literature.

Western American literary criticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 55

Western American literary criticism

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Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 193

Literary Theory and Criticism

Essential anthology of Poe's critical works reviews works by Dickens, Hawthorne, many others. Includes Theory of Poetry ("The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," "The Poetic Principle"). Introduction.

Marxism and American literary criticism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Marxism and American literary criticism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1964
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Writing America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Writing America

American novelist E.L. Doctorow once observed that literature “endows places with meaning.” Yet, as this wide-ranging new book vividly illustrates, understanding the places that shaped American writers’ lives and their art can provide deep insight into what makes their literature truly meaningful. Published on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act, Writing America is a unique, passionate, and eclectic series of meditations on literature and history, covering over 150 important National Register historic sites, all pivotal to the stories that make up America, from chapels to battlefields; from plantations to immigration stations; and from theaters to internmen...

A Brief History of American Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 150

A Brief History of American Literature

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1904 Original Publisher: D. Appleton and company Subjects: American literature Fiction / Classics Literary Collections / General Literary Collections / American / General Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / American / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV TRANSITIONAL WRITERS U78

Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 220

Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory

In this revised edition of Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Michael P. Spikes adds Stanley Fish and Susan Bordo to the critics whose careers, key texts, and central assumptions he discusses in introducing readers to developments in American literary theory during the past thirty-five years. Underscoring the largely heterogeneous mix of strategies and suppositions that these critics, along with Paul de Man, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Edward W. Said, and Stephen Greenblatt, represent, Spikes offers concise analyses of their principal claims and illustrates how their works reflect a range of critical perspectives, from deconstruction, African American studies, and reader-response theory to political criticism, the new historicism, and feminism.

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 5, Poetry and Criticism, 1900-1950
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 636
The Pleasures of Babel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Pleasures of Babel

The Pleasures of Babel acquaints the layperson and the expert alike with the creative and intellectual achievements of America's multicultural society. Arguing that the present is "a great period of writing," Jay Clayton relates novels from the seventies, eighties, and nineties to the latest developments in literary theory. He offers a lucid, cutting-edge look at the often stormy relationship between contemporary literature and criticism. Avoiding theoretical jargon, Clayton systematically sets out to make sense of the critical movements of the last two decades: deconstruction, psychoanalysis, minority writing, multiculturalism, and feminism. In the course of clarifying the accomplishments o...

Academic memoirs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 177

Academic memoirs

This series of essays in literary criticism cover almost forty years of Dr. Morrow's work. The initial section is British literature, followed by American literature, including work on Hawthorne, Dos Passos, Frost, Bret Harte, and Catch-22. The book also contains essays on South Pacific possibilities, and concludes with a discussion of the author's seventeen-year battle with Multiple Sclerosisand the challenge of continuing to teach.