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The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism - Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback)
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The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism - Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 06/10/2011
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Between the Civil War and the First World War, realism was the most prominent form of American fiction. Realist writers of the period include some of America's greatest, such as Henry James, Edith Wharton and Mark Twain, but also many lesser-known writers whose work still speaks to us today, for instance Charles Chesnutt, Zitkala-Sa and Sarah Orne Jewett. Emphasizing realism's historical context, this introduction traces the genre's relationship with powerful, often violent, social conflicts involving race, gender, class and national origin. It also examines how the realist style was created; the necessarily ambiguous relationship between realism produced on the page and reality outside the book; and the different, often contradictory, forms 'realism' took in literary works by different authors. The most accessible yet sophisticated account of American literary realism currently available, this volume will be of great value to students, teachers and readers of the American novel.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521050104
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a rare scholarly treasure: a volume that is at once elementary in its sweeping presentation of the field and challenging for more experienced scholars of realism, who will find abundant food for thought in Barrish's insightful readings of well-known texts.' Henry B. Wonham, American Literary Realism
"...Phillip Barrish, exemplifying what Howells might have called "that strange duplex action of the human mind," offers us a rare scholarly treasure: a volume that is at once elementary in its sweeping presentation of the field and challenging for more experienced scholars of realism, who will find abundant food for thought in Barrish's insightful readings of well-known texts." --American Literary Realism

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