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A History of American Literature (Blackwell History of Literature)

by Richard Gray

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0631221352, Paperback)

This major new history of American literature from pre-Columbian times to the present is written in an informed but accessible style by one of the leading authorities in the field.

A major new one-volume history of American literature from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Extremely broad-ranging, taking in Native American, Anglo American, African American, Asian American and Hispanic American literature.
Covers oral literature, folktales, spirituals, the blues, the western, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction, as well as canonical literature.
Relates the history of American literature to American social and cultural history.
Takes account of changes in critical and theoretical debates about literature in the last 30 years.
Written by a leading international authority on American literature.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:27 -0400)

"Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present? The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today? Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction? Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers? Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers"-- "This widely anticipated Second Edition features a wealth of fresh updates and new material, including a detailed survey of the fiction, drama, and poetry written in response to 9/11 and the 2018 war on terror.'"--… (more)

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