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Title Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes
Author Linda De Roche
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2021-06-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1348
ISBN 1440853592
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Title A Reference Guide for English Studies
Author Michael J. Marcuse
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 1990-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 868
ISBN 9780520079922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.

Title A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama Volume 2 Williams Miller Albee
Author C. W. E. Bigsby
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1984-11-15
Category Drama
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9780521277174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the development of Off-Broadway theater and analyzes the plays of writers including Sam Shepard, Robert Wilson, David Mamet, and Lee Breuer

Title The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 4 Nineteenth Century Poetry 1800 1910
Author Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1994
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 562
ISBN 9780521301084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

Richard Wright by Keneth Kinnamon

Title Richard Wright
Author Keneth Kinnamon
Publisher McFarland
Release 2014-11-04
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 499
ISBN 1476609128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

African-American writer Richard Wright (1908–1960) was celebrated during the early 1940s for his searing autobiography (Black Boy) and fiction (Native Son). By 1947 he felt so unwelcome in his homeland that he exiled himself and his family in Paris. But his writings changed American culture forever, and today they are mainstays of literature and composition classes. He and his works are also the subjects of numerous critical essays and commentaries by contemporary writers. This volume presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of those essays, books, and articles from 1983 through 2003. Arranged alphabetically by author within years are some 8,320 entries ranging from unpublished dissertations to book-length studies of African American literature and literary criticism. Also included as an appendix are addenda to the author’s earlier bibliography covering the years from 1934 through 1982. This is the exhaustive reference for serious students of Richard Wright and his critics.

Title Comparative Criticism Volume 22 East and West Comparative Perspectives
Author E. S. Shaffer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2000-11-30
Category Drama
Total Pages 324
ISBN 9780521790727
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume, first published in 2000, takes 'East and West: comparative perspectives' as its central theme.

Title Seeking the Region in American Literature and Culture
Author Robert Jackson
Publisher LSU Press
Release 2005-10-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9780807130629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Regionalism often evokes provinciality and an affiliation with minor literary genres, but Robert Jackson shows that region is an integral part of American identity, providing grounding for major independent voices. Jackson offers a new critical model of region that contributes to literary and cultural study across a wide range of topics. He addresses American literature since the Civil War with particular attention to Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Toni Morrison. In advancing their own diverse aesthetic and social agendas -- reactionary and progressive, theological and secular, gender-based, race-based, and above all, dissident -- these writers, Jackson argues, articulate some of the most perceptive and innovative expressions of the American region in the literary history of the United States. According to Jackson, the region transcends both rigidly defined spatial categories -- the South of slavery, the North of freedom, the West of unlimited possibility -- and derivative cultural connotations of local color to reveal subtle and powerful insights. He provides a regional reading of Twain's greatest novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a meaningful new interpretation of the work and its place in the American canon. He explores Faulkner's obsession with regional identity and places the Mississippian's work in problematic relation to the Depression-era Nashville Agrarian movement. O'Connor, searching for a critical vocabulary to confront mainstream American literature, religion, and gender, transforms the region from a hothouse of sentimentality into a sharp, deadly weapon in her short fiction. Morrison's brilliant appropriation of region enables her to fashion an aesthetic that is both race-conscious and endowed with revisionist agency; through the region she imagines a new grounding for American identity. Jackson illuminates the importance of rethinking long-established assumptions and demonstrates the vast potential of the region in critical considerations of American literature and culture. Even as he devotes significant attention to realism, modernism, southern literature, and African American literature, he speaks to a wide range of fields in American Cultural studies.

Title A Companion to British Literature Volume 4
Author Robert DeMaria, Jr.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2013-12-13
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 664
ISBN 1118731786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title African American Literature in Transition 1920 1930 Volume 9
Author Miriam Thaggert
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2022-02-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 1108998267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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African American Literature in Transition, 1920-1930 presents original essays that map ideological, historical, and cultural shifts in the 1920s. Complicating the familiar reading of the 1920s as a decade that began with a spectacular boom and ended with disillusionment and bust, the collection explores the range and diversity of Black cultural production. Emphasizing a generative contrast between the ephemeral qualities of periodicals, clothes, and décor and the relative fixity of canonical texts, this volume captures in its dynamics a cultural movement that was fluid and expansive. Chapters by leading scholars are grouped into four sections: 'Habitus, Sound, Fashion'; 'Spaces: Chronicles of Harlem and Beyond'; 'Uplift Renewed: Religion, Protest, and Education,' and 'Serial Reading: Magazines and Periodical Culture.'

Title The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy 4 Volume Set
Author Robert T. Craig
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2016-10-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 2368
ISBN 1118290739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy is the definitive single-source reference work on the subject, with state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on key issues from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. A state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on the key issues raised by communication, covering the history, systematics, and practical potential of communication theory Articles by leading experts offer an unprecedented level of accuracy and balance Provides comprehensive, clear entries which are both cross-national and cross-disciplinary in nature The Encyclopedia presents a truly international perspective with authors and positions representing not just Europe and North America, but also Latin America and Asia Published both online and in print Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association