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American Literature in Context

1st Edition

By Various

Routledge

915 pages

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Hardback: 9781138691322
pub: 2016-05-06
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Description

First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1620 to 1930, these four volumes present a coherent, consecutive and comprehensive sequence of interpretations of major American texts, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Every chapter includes an extract from the chosen text which serves as a springboard for wider discussion and analysis. Each analysis demonstrates how students can move into and then from the pages of literature to a consideration of the whole text, and thence to an understanding of the author’s oeuvre and of the cultural moment in which he or she lived and wrote.

This set will be a valuable resource for students of American literature and American studies.

Table of Contents

1. American Literature in Context: 1620-1830 Stephen Fender 2. American Literature in Context: 1830-1865 Brian Harding 3. American Literature in Context: 1865-1900 Andrew Hook 4. American Literature in Context: 1900-1930 Ann Massa

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: American Literature in Context

First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1620-1930, these four volumes present a coherent, consecutive and comprehensive sequence of interpretations of major American texts, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Every chapter includes an extract from the chosen text which serves as a springboard for wider discussion and analysis. Each analysis demonstrates how students can move into and then from the pages of literature to a consideration of the whole text, and thence to an understanding of the author’s oeuvre and of the cultural moment in which he or she lived and wrote.

This set will be a valuable resource for students of American literature and American studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004020
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
LIT024020
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century
LIT024030
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LIT024050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century