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A History of American Literature
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A History of American Literature (Hardback)

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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

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 25/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781405192293  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard Gray is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States. He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning Writing the South: Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1994). His History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2004) is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.

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