Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 2367

This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 9748

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 Short History of England's and America's Literature

Author: Eva March Tappan

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378044162

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 3117

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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

View: 6547

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.

A People's History of English and American Literature

Author: Eugene V. Moran

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590333037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 2147

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.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3651

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

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

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Chaucer as ChildrenÕs Literature

Retellings from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 9327

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.

History of Literature in Canada

English-Canadian and French-Canadian

Author: Reingard M. Nischik

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 605

View: 9380

The development of literature in Canada with an eye to its multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual nature.

A Short Literary History of the United States

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317701534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 7411

A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different currents in American literature in an accessible, engaging style. This book features: the pre-colonial era to the present, including new media formats the evolution of literary traditions, themes, and aesthetics readings of individual texts, contextualized within American cultural history literary theory in the United States a core reading list in American Literature an extended glossary and study aid. This book is ideal as a companion to courses in American Literature and American Studies, or as a study aid for exams.

The Chronology of American Literature

America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618168217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 805

View: 699

Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.

A short history of English literature

Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780416374407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

View: 5973

It is good to see a reprint and complete updating of this well-known historical tour de force, with its evidence of vast reading and literally thousands of useful facts.' - "Times Educational Supplement" This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.

History and Hope in American Literature

Models of Critical Patriotism

Author: Ben Railton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

View: 2943

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.

Das Erwachen

Author: Kate Chopin

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 3942374765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

View: 8869

Sommerfrische am Meer, Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts: Mit 28 Jahren ist Edna Pontellier längst Ehefrau und Mutter. Ihre Ehe scheint harmonisch, das Leben geordnet. Doch dann leistet ihr der aufmerksame Robert Gesellschaft, und Edna verliebt sich. Als die beiden ihre Gefühle füreinander entdecken, flieht der junge Mann erschrocken auf eine Geschäftsreise. Edna wartet vergeblich auf Post. Alleingelassen kehrt sie in die Stadt zurück und lässt alle gesellschaftlichen Konventionen hinter sich — mit fatalen Folgen ...

A Short History of American Literature

Author: William Peterfield Trent,John Erskine,Stuart P. Sherman,Carl Van Doren

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107554209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

View: 8834

Originally published in 1924, this book presents a historical guide to American literature, from the colonial era through to the late nineteenth century. The text is broad in scope, incorporating studies of philosophical, historical and political writers, alongside detailed accounts of key literary figures such as Poe and Whitman. A comprehensive bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in literary criticism and the history of American literature.

Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden

Roman

Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641196450

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 7683

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.

The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature

Author: Darcy Zabel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820468167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 2559

"The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature" offers a brief history of the African American experience of the railroad and the uses of railroad history by a wide assortment of twentieth-century African American poets, dramatists, and fiction writers. Moreover, this literary history examines the ways in which trains, train history, and legendary train figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Henry have served as literary symbols. This repeated use of the train symbol and associated train people in twentieth-century African American literature creates a sense of literary continuity and a well-established aesthetic tradition all too frequently overlooked in many traditional approaches to the study of African American writing. The metaphoric possibilities associated with the railroad and the persistence of the train as a literary symbol in African American writing demonstrates the symbol's ongoing literary value for twentieth-century African American writers - writers who invite their readers to look back at the various points in history where America got off track, and who also dare to invite their readers to imagine an alternate route for the future.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Author: Wenying Xu

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810855771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 3744

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.