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The modern American novel / Malcolm Bradbury

By: Bradbury, Malcolm.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Penguin 1994Edition: New ed.Description: 329 s.ISBN: 0140170448.Subject(s): Nya tiden | 1900-talet | Romaner | Noveller | Litteraturvetenskap | Litteraturhistoria | Engelsk litteraturhistoria | Amerikansk litteraturhistoriaOther classification: Geq.5 | Ge | Geq.01
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A monumental critical history that sums up the American literary achievement from Henry James to Thomas Pynchon.<br> <br> Beginning with the 1890s and the seminal novels of Henry James and Theodore Dreiser, this highly acclaimed volume charts the flowering of the American narrative tradition. It takes in Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner; the emergence of Jewish and African-American literatures; and the works of Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, and Kurt Vonnegut. Updated to consider the most important fiction of the 1980s and early '90s, The Modern American Novel is a comprehensive critical history of American literary achievement.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Naturalism and Impressionism: The 1890s
  • Modernity and Modernism 1900-1912
  • Artists and Philistines 1912-1920
  • Art-Style and Life-Style: The 1920s
  • Realism and Surrealism: The 1930s
  • Liberal and existential imaginations: The 1940s and 1950s
  • Postmoderns and others: The 1960s and after
  • Late Postmoderns: five fictional enquiries of the 1980s
  • After the post
  • American fiction from the 1970s to the 1990s
  • The American novel since 1890
  • A list of major works
  • Selectbibliography
  • Index