By Peter Stoneley, Cindy Weinstein
An authoritative consultant to American literature, this significant other examines the experimental types, socio-cultural adjustments, literary activities, and significant authors of the early twentieth century. This spouse offers authoritative and wide-ranging information on early twentieth-century American fiction.
- Considers typically studied authors akin to Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, along key texts of the interval through Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska
- Examines how the works of those various writers were interpreted of their personal day and the way present readings have multiplied our figuring out in their cultural and literary importance
- Covers a vast diversity of subject matters, together with the 1st and moment global Wars, literary language transformations, writer star, the city panorama, modernism, the Jazz Age, the nice melancholy, regionalism, and African-American fiction
- Gives scholars the contextual details invaluable for formulating their very own evaluations of vintage American fiction
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