The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 6, Prose Writing, 1910-1950
Prose Writing, 1910-1950 v.6
Edited by Sacvan Bercovitch
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Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 6, Prose Writing, 1910-1950 by Sacvan Bercovitch
Book DescriptionVolume 6 of The Cambridge History of American Literature explores the emergence and flowering of modernism in the United States. David Minter provides a cultural history of the American novel from the 'lyric years' to World War I, through post-World War I disillusionment, to the consolidation of the Left in response to the mire of the Great Depression. Rafia Zafar tells the story of the Harlem Renaissance, detailing the artistic accomplishments of such diverse figures as Zora Neal Hurston, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Richard Wright. Werner Sollors examines canonical texts as well as popular magazines and hitherto unknown immigrant writing from the period. Taken together these narratives cover the entire range of literary prose written in the first half of the twentieth century, offering a model of literary history for our times, focusing as they do on the intricate interplay between text and context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521497312
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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