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History of American Literature

ISBN-10: 1405192283
ISBN-13: 9781405192286
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Richard Gray
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 952
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

#60;b#62;Richard Gray#60;/b#62; is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States. He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning #60;i#62;Writing the South (Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1944). #60;/i#62; His #60;i#62;History of American Literature#60;/i#62; is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.

Acknowledgments
The First Americans: American Literature Before and During the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Imagining Eden
Native American Oral Traditions
Spanish and French Encounters with America
Anglo-American Encounters
Writing of the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Puritan narratives
Challenges to the Puritan oligarchy
Some colonial poetry
Enemies within and without
Trends toward the secular and resistance
Toward the Revolution
Alternative voices of Revolution
Writing Revolution: Poetry, drama, fiction
Inventing Americas: The Making of American Literature, 1800�1865
Making a Nation
The Making of American Myths
Myths of an emerging nation
The making of Western myth
The making of Southern myth
Legends of the Old Southwest
The Making of American Selves
The Transcendentalists
Voices of African-American identity
The Making of Many Americas
Native American writing
Oral culture of the Hispanic Southwest
African-American polemic and poetry
Abolitionist and pro-slavery writing
Abolitionism and feminism
African-American writing
The Making of an American Fiction and Poetry
The emergence of American narratives
Women writers and storytellers
Spirituals and folk songs
American poetic voices
Reconstructing the Past, Reimagining the Future: The Development of American Literature, 1865�1900
Making It New: The Emergence of Modern American Literature, 1900�1945

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