The Columbia History of the American Novel

The Columbia History of the American Novel

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the literary history of the American novel, and looks at the contributions of such writers as Herman Melville, Toni, Morrison, and Saul Bellow

Columbia Univ Pr

The first history of America's major literary form offers new views of our literary history and a sophisticated examination of areas of fiction that have only recently begun to receive attention.

Book News
Something of a companion volume to the 1988 Columbia literary history of the United States (also edited by Elliott), but with the geographic scope broadened to include chapters on Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction. The approach is broadly chronological, and all of the major authors are thoroughly covered, but a diverse group of critics and scholars also take a variety of approaches to such topics as popular culture, realism, colonialism, discussions of lesbian and gay authors, romance, and modernism and postmodernism. A stimulating new take on many themes of current interest and importance. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780231073608
Branch Call Number: 813.09 COLUM
Characteristics: xviii, 905 pages ; 24 cm


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