Brief History of English and American Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554386102

Category: Education

Page: 436

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A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 3819

A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

A People's History of English and American Literature

Author: Eugene V. Moran

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590333037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 7319

With special emphasis on literary merit, this book chronicles the literature of the great nations of Britain and America from their earliest origins to the twenty-first century.

A Short History of England's and America's Literature

Author: Eva March Tappan

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378044162

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 307

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Science and the Imagination

Mesmerism, Media, and the Mind in Nineteenth-century English and American Literature

Author: Betsy van Schlun

Publisher: Galda & Wilch

ISBN: 9783931397609

Category: American literature

Page: 379

View: 9651

Chaucer as ChildrenÕs Literature

Retellings from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Although Geoffrey Chaucer is the major author for Middle English studies, he often receives little notice in studies of children’s literature. However, there is a fascinating relationship between Chaucer and children’s interests. This book examines in detail Chaucer stories retold for children—both the texts and the illustrations, which are excellent examples of the verbal and visual storytelling that are very important in children’s literature. The popularity of certain Chaucer stories, their adjustment for children, and the historical, political, educational, and social contexts of the retellings reveal Victorian and Edwardian attitudes. The author also considers how retellings of Chaucer stories contributed to the traditional view of Chaucer as the Father of English and how this view of him was developed at the turn of the twentieth century as part of an expansion of general education and English studies.

Essays on English and American Literature

Author: Olivier Abiteboul

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527523969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 113

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This volume brings together a group of essays on 27 English or American writers contributing to the history of English and American literature, and offers a concise survey of the question of literary understanding. It approaches this question in a specific and systematic way, adopting the framework of structuralist literary criticism. The book proposes a preliminary to the understanding of literature in general, a sort of “philosophy of literature”, as the problems involved in critical reading of course reflect the powerful characteristics of literary language.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

Author: Albert James Arnold,Julio Rodríguez-Luis,J. Michael Dash

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027234483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

History and Hope in American Literature

Models of Critical Patriotism

Author: Ben Railton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Through the examination of literary works by twentieth and twenty-first century American authors, this book shows how literature can allow us to cope with difficult periods of history (slavery, the Great Depression, the AIDS crisis, etc.) and give hope for a brighter future when those realities are confronted head-on.

Essays on English and American Literature, and a Sheaf of Poems

Offered to David Wilkinson on the Occasion of His Retirement from the Chair of English Literature in the University of Groningen

Author: Jan Bakker,J. A. Verleun,David Wilkinson,J. v. d Vriesenaerde

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789062035908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The Cambridge History of American Literature:

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 846

View: 919

The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of interests that characterize contemporary literary studies. Volume 1 covers the colonial and early national periods, discussing authors ranging from Renaissance explorers to the poets and novelists of the new republic. It should prove an indispensable guide for scholars and students in the fields of English and American literatures and American history.

A short history of English literature

Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780416374407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

View: 2325

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A History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

View: 3787

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

Reference Works in British and American Literature

Author: James K. Bracken

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

View: 6098

Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works.

Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden


Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641196450

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 8738

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.

Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature, 1789-1919

Author: Amy Dunham Strand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135851565

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 1431

Examining language debates and literary texts from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken and from Washington Irving to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book demonstrates how gender arose in passionate discussions about language to address concerns about national identity and national citizenship elicited by 19th-century sociopolitical transformations. Together with popular commentary about language in Congressional records, periodicals, grammar books, etiquette manuals, and educational materials, literary products tell stories about how gendered discussions of language worked to deflect nationally divisive debates over Indian Removal and slavery, to stabilize mid-19th-century sociopolitical mobility, to illuminate the logic of Jim Crow, and to temper the rise of "New Women" and "New Immigrants" at the end and turn of the 19th century. Strand enhances our understandings of how ideologies of language, gender, and nation have been interarticulated in American history and culture and how American literature has been entwined in their construction, reflection, and dissemination.

James Joyce: Eveline - eine Interpretation

Author: Sigrid Opl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638195015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,3, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Lehrstuhl für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, kurz James Joyce, wurde am 2. Februar 1882 in Dublin, Irland geboren. An katholischen Schulen und am University College von Dublin erzogen, ging er im Jahre 1902 nach Paris um dort Medizin zu studieren. Er kehrte jedoch nach Dublin zurück, veröffentlichte dort einige Werke, wovon er unglücklicherweise nicht leben konnte und verließ Dublin 1910. 1915 ging er nach Zürich um dort eine Schauspielgruppe zu gründen, ließ sich dann von 1920 bis 1940 in Paris nieder, wo er 1941 verstarb. Obwohl James Joyce die meiste Zeit auf dem Kontinent und nicht in seinem Heimatland verbrachte, hatte er eine intensive und enge Bindung an dieses Land, insbesondere an seine Geburtsstadt Dublin. Dies zeigt sich in fast all seinen Werken, so z.B. in „Dubliners“ (entstanden 1904 – 1912, erschienen 1914). In diesem 15-teiligen Kurzgeschichten – Zyklus wird das Dubliner Milieu, dem Joyce entstammt – also kleines bis mittleres Bürgertum – mit einer ganz besonderen „Hassliebe“1 beschrieben. Alles kreist um die für das Milieu typischen Charaktere und Situationen. 1916 erschien „The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man“, welches autobiographische Züge aufweist. Es ist die Geschichte des jungen Stephen Dedalus, der sich gegen die katholische Kirche, die irische höhere Gesellschaft und den irischen Patriotismus auflehnt. Das wohl bekannteste Werk von James Joyce dürfte jedoch wohl „Ulysess“ sein, welches oftmals als sein Meisterwerk bezeichnet wird. Es erschien 1922 und beeinflusste fast alle modernen englischen und amerikanischen Autoren. Peter Wagner beschreibt es in seinem Buch „A short history of English and American Literature“ folgendermassen: „Ulysess is a supreme novel because it combines stylistic artistry and virtuosity, complicated yet convincing narrative techniques (stream – of – conciousness, realistic description, association, musical patterns such as leitmotiv, and montage as used in films), sophisitcated charaterization, and earthy humour in a panorama of life and human conciousness.“2 Im Folgenden soll jedoch interpretatorisch auf Joyce`s „Dubliners“ eingegangen werden, insbesondere auf die 5. Erzählung die den Titel „Eveline“ trägt. 1 Kindlers neues Literatur Lexikon, S.480 2 Wagner, S. 149