USA Literature in Brief
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren
Publisher: U. S. Department of State 2007
Number of pages: 56
The book pinpoints and describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present. Major literary figures are discussed in detail, as are their major works. Brief discussions of cultural periods and movements such as romanticism, modernism, and transcendentalism put individuals in context and lend perspective.
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by Lene M. Johannessen - Dartmouth College Press
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.
by Susan Mooney - Ohio State University Press
Mooney examines four novels that prompted in their day harsh censorship because of their sexual content -- Ulysses, Lolita, Time of Silence, and Russian Beauty. She shows how motifs of censorship became artistically embedded in the novels' plots.
by Heike Paul - transcript Verlag
This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based. These myths include the myth of 'discovery', the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers ...
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren - U.S. Department of State
The Outline of American literature, newly revised, traces the paths of American narrative, fiction, poetry and drama as they move from pre-colonial times into the present, through such literary movements as romanticism, realism and experimentation.