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By Adam Augustyn

Possibly the main defining attribute of yankee literature composed after global battle II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental type. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African americans and girls and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has steadily all started to reflect the yankee inhabitants in variety and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine significantly in regards to the social concerns and ideas which are as a lot part of glossy American existence as they're of recent American literature

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After graduation from high school, he began a restless period of ill-paid jobs, self-study, and literary apprenticeship in Greenwich Village, the bohemian quarter of New York City. He left for Paris in 1948, where he lived for the next eight years. ) His second novel, Giovanni’s Room (1956), deals with the white world and concerns an American in Paris torn between his love for a man and his love for a woman. Between the two novels came a collection of essays, Notes of a Native Son (1955). In 1957 he returned to the United States and became an active participant in the civil rights struggle that swept the nation.

In two controversial later works, Styron fictionalized the dark side of modern history: The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) depicted an antebellum slave revolt, and Sophie’s Choice (1979) unsuccessfully sought to capture the full 55 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 Truman Capote (b. Sept. ,—d. Aug. ) Truman Capote was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. His early writing extended the Southern Gothic tradition, but he later developed a more journalistic approach in the novel In Cold Blood (1965), which remains his bestknown work.

61 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 Morrison’s first book, The Bluest Eye (1970), is a novel of initiation concerning a victimized adolescent black girl who is obsessed by white standards of beauty and longs to have blue eyes. In 1973 Sula was published. Morrison’s second work, it examines (among other issues) the dynamics of friendship and the expectations for conformity within the community. Song of Solomon (1977) is told by a male narrator in search of his identity, and its publication brought Morrison to national attention.

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