The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920 - The Cambridge History of American Literature (Hardback)
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920 - The Cambridge History of American Literature (Hardback)

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This volume covers a pivotal era in the formation of American identity. Four leading scholars connect the literature with the massive historical changes then underway. Richard Brodhead describes the foundation of a permanent literary culture in America. Nancy Bentley locates the origins of nineteenth century Realism in an elite culture's responses to an emergent mass culture, embracing high literature (writers like William Dean Howells and Henry James) as well as a wide spectrum of cultural outsiders: African Americans, women, and Native Americans. Walter Benn Michaels emphasizes the critical role that turn-of-the-century fiction played in the re-evaluation of the individual at the advent of modern bureaucracy. Susan L. Mizruchi analyzes the literary responses to a new national heterogeneity that helped shape the multicultural future of modern America. Together, these narratives constitute the richest, most detailed account to date of American literature and culture between 1860 and 1920.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521301077
Number of pages: 826
Weight: 1459 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this is, without doubt and without any serious rival, the scholarly history of our generation.' Journal of American Studies
'... vast and eminently readable survey of twentieth century American literature ...'. Use of English
"...by far the best there is....Other multi-authored literary histories exist to be consulted, but the first volume of the Cambridge History exists to be read with sustained interest." Modern Language Quarterly
"What truly distinguishes this volume from other major histories of American literature in this century is the impressive level of scholarly energy and critical innovation that is sustained consistently across all 700 pages of the text...the first volume of the Cambridge History contains the most substantial and sophisticated set of essays to be published together as a comprehensive history of early American literature..." William and Mary Quarterly
"...a bold enterprise. It promises to be the history of the subject for our generation..." Times Higher Education Supplement
"The Cambridge History of American Literature [...] is, without doubt and without any serious rival, THE scholarly history for our generation." --Journal of American Studies

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