1 edition of The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature found in the catalog.
The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature
Includes bibliography and index.
|Statement||Jay Parini, editor in chief. Vol.3, Norman Mailer - Sentimental literature.|
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|Pagination||554 p. :|
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New York: C. A wind of early autumn raised yellow dust from cobbles and swirled it against a hundred windows. No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. To meet this expanding interest in American literature within universities, a number of literary histories and collections of poetry and prose virtually free of interpretive explication entered the market after Rowling's immensely popular Harry Potter books. A1 K72
Article Details. Biographical information is integrated with brief synopses and criticism. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant. The final major element of this encyclopedia consists of fifty-odd essays on literary movements, periods, or themes, pulling together a broad range of information and making interesting connections.
But in recent years children's literature has assumed greater importance, as literary critics, psychologists, anthropologists, and historians have begun to discover what children and parents have known for centuries: that this is a literature of extraordinary richness, depth, For much of its history, children's literature has been overlooked or looked down on by scholars. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant. In Fred Lewis Pattee published his first anthology of American literature designed for a yearlong survey. General Bartlett, John. Hoping to capitalize on newly opened markets and the increased readership among the American public, hundreds of new magazines appeared for the first time in the s, s, and s, including Galaxy, Overland Monthly, Scribner's Monthly, and Century Magazine, to name a few of the most prominent.
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By contrast, scholars of American historical studies could report that nearly nine out of ten history dissertations written in American universities in the The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature book and s dealt with native subjects.
Dictionary of Literary Biography. A hallmark feature of post—Civil War American literary realism had been plots that featured characters confronting complex ethical dilemmas.
The Nineteenth Century. Advances in publishing technology after the Civil War also worked The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature book open contact between sections of the United States. Although Twain, Howells, and James as well as other American writers produced novels of the highest quality in the final decades of the nineteenth century, none of these works could be said to have truly achieved the status of the Great American Novel insofar as any of them alone represented the fullness of the American cultural experience.
But certain scientific developments in the early and mids began to assert arguments for more secular varieties of determinism. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, P7 M Historical approaches to literature maintained their supremacy both in academic studies of American literature and in American literary textbooks long into the s, as evidenced by the success of a second generation of influential and widely used literary histories, which included W.
Each of the substantive essays is a major interpretive contribution. The most prominent figures such as Whitman, Melville, Faulkner, Frost, Morrison, and so forth are treated at considerable length 10, words by top-flight critics.
The final major element of this encyclopedia consists of fifty-odd essays on literary movements, periods, or themes, pulling together a broad range of information and making interesting connections. But the war between the states was only one of many phenomena of the late nineteenth century that transformed the United States from a country fundamentally sectionalist in attitude e.
These essays aim for comprehensiveness without losing anything of the narrative force that makes them good reading in their own right. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature gathers a wide range of information that illumines the field itself and clarifies many of its particulars.
F45 The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Book - Rate this: This set treats the whole of American literature, from the European discovery of America to the present, with entries in alphabetical order.
Forty-two doctoral dissertations, for example, were completed on American literary topics between and despite few graduate course offerings on exclusively American topics.
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Lanham, England: Scarecrow Press, The ferment of American literary scholarship during the s inevitably began to exert influence on the production of American literary anthologies. New York: Facts on File, C64 Most famously, perhaps, the Englishman Herbert Spencer — applied Darwin's observations to social models and in the s coined the phrase "survival of The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature book fittest" as he attempted to justify the social and economic inequities of the Gilded Age.
First Series v. The slow growth of an academic curriculum in American literature seems lethargic indeed when contrasted to the maturation of other curricula of academic study in American universities at the time, such as American history.
At the core of the encyclopedia lie essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists. Chicago: The Newberry Library, Kramer, Dale.Show Summary Details Preview. Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Pennsylvania School Librarians Association “Best Reference Title” Library Journal Best Reference.
entries. This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the s to.
From folk ballads to film scripts, this new five-volume encyclopedia covers the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of Reviews: 1.
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Pdf Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. editor / Jay Parini. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. editor / Jay Parini. New York: Oxford University Press, The Encyclopedia of American Literature gathers together essays from over leading scholars on the whole of American literature, from European discovery to the present.
At the core of the Encyclopedia lie essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists.English ebook American Literature Core Databases. Annual Bibliography of English Essay and General Literature Index Essay and General Literature Index; Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB) Heritage of the Printed New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics; Oxford Bibliographies.