A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different currents in American literature in an accessible, engaging style. This book features:
This book is ideal as a companion to courses in American Literature and American Studies, or as a study aid for exams.
Introduction 1. Discovery narratives 2. Colonial literature 3. Literature of the Early Republic 4. Transcendentalism 5. American Renaissance 6. Gilded Age—Realism 7. Modernism 8. Postmodernism 9. Ethnic Voices 10. Literary theory in the United States Glossary Suggested further reading Author and title index Subject index