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G. R. Thompson

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914

€ 47.09

Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context
Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works
Addresses a wide audience of academics and non academics in clear, accessible prose.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface.

Introduction.

Toward the `Great American Novel`: Romance and Romanticism in the Age of Realism.

Of Realism and Reality: Definitions and Contexts.

Dramas of the Broken Teacup: American `Quiet` Realism.

The Nature of Naturalism: Definitions and Backgrounds.

Implacable Nature, Household Tragedy, and Epic Romance.

Frank Norris: The Beast Within.

Rocking-Horse Winners: Theodore Dreiser and Urban Naturalism.

Subjective Realism: Stephen Crane`s Impressionist Techniques.

9. `Impressions` of War: The Interior Battlefield.

10. Sense and Sensibility: Sentimental Domesticity and `New Woman`s Fiction`.

11. Domestic Feminism: The Problematic Louisa May Alcott.

12. `All the Happy Endings`: Marriage, Insanity and Suicide .

13. Vulgarians at the Gate: Edith Wharton and the Collapse of Gentility.

14. Tea-Table as Jungle: Henry James and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life.

15. Economies of Pain: W. D. Howells .

16. The `Gilded Age`: Genteel Critics and Militant Muckrakers.

17. What Is An American? Regionalism and Race.

18. The Territory Ahead: Emerging African American Voices.

19. The `Dream of a Republic`: War, Reconstruction, and Future History.

20. At the Modernist Margin: Mark Twain.

Bibliographical Resources.
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Hardback
462 pagina's
Januari 2011
792 gram
236 x 158 x 29 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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