From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature (Paperback)

by Malcolm Bradbury, Richard Ruland

Format: Paperback 480 pages

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From a Modernist/Postmodernist perspective, this title addresses questions of literary and cultural nationalism. The authors reveal that since the seventeenth century, American writing has reflected the political and historical climate of its time and helped define America's cultural and social parameters. Above all, they argue that American literature has always been essentially 'modern', illustrating this with a broad range of texts: from Poe and Melville to Fitzgerald and Proud, to Wallace and Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Pynchon.

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Published
25/03/1993

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN
9780140144352


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