A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900 - 1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900 - 1950

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This cutting-edge Companion is a comprehensive resource for the study of the modern American novel. Published at a time when literary modernism is being thoroughly reassessed, it reflects current investigations into the origins and character of the movement as a whole. Brings together 28 original essays from leading scholars Allows readers to orient individual works and authors in their principal cultural and social contexts Contributes to efforts to recover minority voices, such as those of African American novelists, and popular subgenres, such as detective fiction Directs students to major relevant scholarship for further inquiry Suggests the many ways that a€œmoderna€, a€œAmericana€ and a€œfictiona€ carry new meanings in the twenty-first centuryThe essay provides concise yet thorough analyses of main exemplars of naturalism like Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, ... in the period of high capitalism during the American 1920s to excavate economic preoccupations in Ernest Hemingway, Wharton, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... The essay also suggests how the urgencies and anxieties of modernism extend into contemporary permutations ofanbsp;...

Title:A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900 - 1950
Author:John T. Matthews
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-03-25


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