A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900-1950
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Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900-1950 by Cindy Weinstein
Book DescriptionAn authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. * Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, alongside key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska * Examines how the works of these diverse writers have been interpreted in their own day and how current readings have expanded our understanding of their cultural and literary significance * Covers a broad range of topics, including the First and Second World Wars, literary language differences, author celebrity, the urban landscape, modernism, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, regionalism, and African-American fiction * Gives students the contextual information necessary for formulating their own critiques of classic American fiction
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405133678
(238mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cindy Weinstein
Time, Tense, and American Literature, Hardback (October 2015)
This book examines canonical American authors who employ a range of tenses to tell a story that has already taken place.
Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Cindy Weinstein
This book juxtaposes representations of labour in fictional and non-fictional texts in order to trace the intersections between aesthetic and economic discourse in nineteenth-century America.
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Author Biography - Cindy Weinstein
Peter Stoneley is Professor of English in the School of English and American Literature at the University of Reading. He is author of Mark Twain and the Feminine Aesthetic (1992), Consumerism and American Girls' Literature, 1860-1940 (2003), and A Queer History of the Ballet (2006). Cindy Weinstein is Professor of English at the California Institute of Technology. She is author of Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2004), The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (1995), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe (2004).
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