By Robert Paul Lamb
A better half to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking number of essays written by way of best critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and normal readers.
- An exceedingly broad-ranging and obtainable Companion to the learn of yank fiction of the post-civil battle interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays by way of most sensible students, every one of which provides a synthesis of the easiest learn and gives an unique perspective
- Divided into sections on ancient traditions and genres, contexts and topics, and significant authors
- Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical subject matters, authors, literatures, and demanding approaches
- Explores leading edge themes, akin to ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the impact of Darwin on fiction
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Need not be in the remotest sense or degree offensive, but on the other hand respectable as a church and proper as a deacon – as, for instance, the novels of Mr. Howells. (Norris 1967: 280) For reasons like Norris’s, some readers would date the emergence of a more genuine literary realism from the era of this reaction against Howells: from Sister Carrie or Maggie. Although naturalism’s penchant for invoking untamable social and economic forces made it peculiarly apolitical in spite of its sympathies with the have-nots, its broader social repertoire laid groundwork for the politically attuned realism of John Dos Passos’s USA Trilogy (1930, 1932, 1936) and Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940).
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