A Brief History of American Literature.
- 1st ed.
- Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2011.
1 online resource (497 pages)
- United States -- Literatures -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The First Americans: American Literature During the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Writing of the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Chapter 2: Inventing Americas: The Making of American Literature 1800-1865
Making a Nation
The Making of American Myths
The Making of American Selves
The Making of Many Americas
The Making of an American Fiction and Poetry
Chapter 3: Reconstructing the Past, Reimagining the Future: The Development of American Literature 1865-1900
Rebuilding a Nation
The Development of Literary Regionalisms
The Development of Literary Realism and Naturalism
The Development of Women's Writing
The Development of Many Americas
Chapter 4: Making It New: The Emergence of Modern American Literature 1900-1945
Changing National Identities
Between Victorianism and Modernism
The Inventions of Modernism
Traditionalism, Politics, and Prophecy
Community and Identity
Mass Culture and the Writer
Chapter 5: Negotiating the American Century: American Literature since 1945
Towards a Transnational Nation
Formalists and Confessionals
Public and Private Histories
Beats, Prophets, and Aesthetes
The Art and Politics of Race
Realism and Its Discontents
Language and Genre
Creating New Americas
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