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A companion to the American novel / edited by Alfred Bendixen.

Contributor(s): Bendixen, Alfred.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to literature and culture.Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118384329; 1118384326; 9781118220399; 1118220390.Subject(s): American fiction -- History and criticism | National characteristics, American, in literature | Literature and society -- United States | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | American fiction | Literature and society | National characteristics, American, in literature | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to the American novel.DDC classification: 813.009 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- Historical Developments. The Development of the American Novel: The Transformations of Genre / Alfred Bendixen -- The American Novel: Beginnings through the American Renaissance / Maria Karafilis -- The American Novel: Realism and Naturalism (1860₆1920) / Jeanne Campbell Reesman -- Modernism and the American Novel / Peter L Hays -- Beyond Modernism: The American Novel between the World Wars / Alfred Bendixen -- The Cold War Novel: The American Novel between 1945₆1970 / Sharon Becker, Wendy Martin -- The Novel in a Changing America: Multiculturalism and other Issues (1970-Present) / Martha J Cutter -- Genres and Traditions. Fear, Ambiguity, and Transgression: The Gothic Novel in the United States / Charles L Crow -- The American Historical Romance: From James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, and E.L. Doctorow / Emily Miller Budick -- Making this whole Nation Feel: The Sentimental Novel in the United States / Marianne Noble -- Social Protest, Reform, and the American Political Novel / Chip Rhodes -- The American War Novel Tradition and the Individual Soldier / James H Meredith -- From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Comic Traditions in the American Novel / Judith Yaross Lee -- Plotting a way Home: The Jewish American Novel / Derek Parker Royal -- Chicano/a Traditions in the American Novel / Juan J Alonzo -- African American Traditions and the American Novel / Melvin Donalson -- The American Novel of Mystery, Crime, and Detection / Leonard Cassuto -- O Brave New Worlds: Science Fiction and the American Novel / Eric S Rabkin -- Dreaming of a White Future: Mary E. Bradley Lane, Edward Bellamy, and the Origins of the Utopian Novel in the United States / Jean Pfaelzer -- Queer Theory and the American Novel / Deborah Carlin -- The American Short-Story Cycle: Out from the Novel's Shadow / Robert M Luscher -- Major Texts. The Woman's Law in Hawthorne's / Monika Elbert -- Writ in Water: The Books of Melville's / Wyn Kelley -- Wonder of Wonders: Harriet Beecher Stowe's / Susan Belasco -- Citational Strategies and Literary Traditions: Placing Henry James's / Greg W Zacharias -- Mark Twain's : A Child's Search for Comfort and Peace / Michael J Kiskis -- What Women want: Kate Chopin's / Emily Toth -- Private Fleming's Various Battles: Stephen Crane's / James Nagel -- Lily's Story: Edith Wharton's / Kathy Fedorko -- The Confessional Narration of Ernest Hemingway's / James Nagel -- Fitzgerald's and the Myth of the Land / Richard Lehan -- Ground Zero: Faulkner's / Philip Weinstein -- A Bigger Vision: Richard Wright's and the Great American Novel / Andrew Warnes -- Our : The Aesthetic Genealogy of US Diversity / John Carlos Rowe -- The Visionary Exuberance of Saul Bellow's / Ben Siegel -- The Flesh and the Word: Toni Morrison's / Valerie Smith -- A Different Kind of Love Story: Cormac McCarthy's / Olivia Carr Edenfield -- Selected Readings in the Genres of the American Novel -- Index.
Summary: Featuring 38 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently availableFeatures 38 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholarsIncludes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.
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Front Matter -- Historical Developments. The Development of the American Novel: The Transformations of Genre / Alfred Bendixen -- The American Novel: Beginnings through the American Renaissance / Maria Karafilis -- The American Novel: Realism and Naturalism (1860₆1920) / Jeanne Campbell Reesman -- Modernism and the American Novel / Peter L Hays -- Beyond Modernism: The American Novel between the World Wars / Alfred Bendixen -- The Cold War Novel: The American Novel between 1945₆1970 / Sharon Becker, Wendy Martin -- The Novel in a Changing America: Multiculturalism and other Issues (1970-Present) / Martha J Cutter -- Genres and Traditions. Fear, Ambiguity, and Transgression: The Gothic Novel in the United States / Charles L Crow -- The American Historical Romance: From James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, and E.L. Doctorow / Emily Miller Budick -- Making this whole Nation Feel: The Sentimental Novel in the United States / Marianne Noble -- Social Protest, Reform, and the American Political Novel / Chip Rhodes -- The American War Novel Tradition and the Individual Soldier / James H Meredith -- From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Comic Traditions in the American Novel / Judith Yaross Lee -- Plotting a way Home: The Jewish American Novel / Derek Parker Royal -- Chicano/a Traditions in the American Novel / Juan J Alonzo -- African American Traditions and the American Novel / Melvin Donalson -- The American Novel of Mystery, Crime, and Detection / Leonard Cassuto -- O Brave New Worlds: Science Fiction and the American Novel / Eric S Rabkin -- Dreaming of a White Future: Mary E. Bradley Lane, Edward Bellamy, and the Origins of the Utopian Novel in the United States / Jean Pfaelzer -- Queer Theory and the American Novel / Deborah Carlin -- The American Short-Story Cycle: Out from the Novel's Shadow / Robert M Luscher -- Major Texts. The Woman's Law in Hawthorne's / Monika Elbert -- Writ in Water: The Books of Melville's / Wyn Kelley -- Wonder of Wonders: Harriet Beecher Stowe's / Susan Belasco -- Citational Strategies and Literary Traditions: Placing Henry James's / Greg W Zacharias -- Mark Twain's : A Child's Search for Comfort and Peace / Michael J Kiskis -- What Women want: Kate Chopin's / Emily Toth -- Private Fleming's Various Battles: Stephen Crane's / James Nagel -- Lily's Story: Edith Wharton's / Kathy Fedorko -- The Confessional Narration of Ernest Hemingway's / James Nagel -- Fitzgerald's and the Myth of the Land / Richard Lehan -- Ground Zero: Faulkner's / Philip Weinstein -- A Bigger Vision: Richard Wright's and the Great American Novel / Andrew Warnes -- Our : The Aesthetic Genealogy of US Diversity / John Carlos Rowe -- The Visionary Exuberance of Saul Bellow's / Ben Siegel -- The Flesh and the Word: Toni Morrison's / Valerie Smith -- A Different Kind of Love Story: Cormac McCarthy's / Olivia Carr Edenfield -- Selected Readings in the Genres of the American Novel -- Index.

Featuring 38 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently availableFeatures 38 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholarsIncludes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

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