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A companion to the American novel

Author: Alfred Bendixen
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
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A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from 1780 to the present day. Leading scholars in the field trace the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bendixen
ISBN: 9781405101196 1405101199
OCLC Number: 759491763
Description: lxx, 633 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: 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 (1860-1920) / Jeanne Campbell Reesman --
Modernism and the American novel / Peter L. Hays --
Beyond modernism: The American novel between the world wars / Alfred Benedixen --
The Cold War novel: The American novel between 1945-1970 / Sharon Becker and Wendy Martin --
The novel in a changing America: Multiculturalism and other issues (1970-Present) / Martha J. Cutler --
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 national 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 solder / 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 --
The woman's law in Hawthorne's The scarlet letter / Monika Elbert --
Writ in water: The books of Melville's Moby-Dick / Wyn Kelley --
Wonder of wonders: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin / Susan Belasco --
Citational strategies and literary traditions: Placing Henry James's The portrait of a lady / Greg W. Zacharias --
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A child's search for comfort and peace / Michael J. Kiskis --
What women want: Kate Chopin's The awakening / Emily Toth --
Private Fleming's various battles: Stephen Crane's The red badge of courage / James Nagel --
Lily's story: Edith Wharton's House of mirth / Kathy Fedorko --
The confessional narration of Ernest Hemingway's The sun also rises / James Nagel --
Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby and the myth of the land / Richard Lehan --
Ground zero: Faulkner's The sound and the fury / Philip Weinstein --
A bigger vision: Richard Wright's Native son and the great American novel / Andrew Warnes --
Our Invisible man: The aesthetic genealogy of US diversity / John Carlos Rowe --
The visionary exuberance of Saul Bellow's The adventures of Augie March / Ben Siegel --
The flesh and the word: Toni Morrison's Beloved / Valerie Smith --
Adifferent kind of love story: Cormac McCarthy's The road / Olivia Carr Edenfield.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred Bendixen.
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