Literature in America

Literature in America

An Illustrated History

Book - 1989
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Baker & Taylor
A history of American literature examining major works and authors

Cambridge Univ Pr
The entire span of American literature, in all its variety, from the early seventeenth century to the late 1980s, is vividly recorded in this authoritative new book. Professor Conn summarises the distinctive achievement of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who together make up the fabric of America's literary heritage Classics such as Thoreau, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, contemporaries like Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison - all are expertly placed in their literary, historical, and cultural context. The scope of the book is enlarged by helpful chronological tables, an annotated guide to further reading, and above all by abundant illustrations. Its almost 200 half-tones and colour plates comprise portraits and photographs of writers, original illustrations from novels, scenes from famous productions of plays, reproductions of manuscripts, paintings, cartoons, and rare printed material - an exceptional range of visual images which enrich and extend the book's discussion.The entire span of American literature, in all its variety, from the early seventeenth century to the late 1980s, is vividly recorded in this authoritative new book. Professor Conn summarises the distinctive achievement of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who together make up the fabric of America's literary heritage Classics such as Thoreau, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, contemporaries like Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison - all are expertly placed in their literary, historical, and cultural context. The scope of the book is enlarged by helpful chronological tables, an annotated guide to further reading, and above all by abundant illustrations. Its almost 200 half-tones and colour plates comprise portraits and photographs of writers, original illustrations from novels, scenes from famous productions of plays, reproductions of manuscripts, paintings, cartoons, and rare printed material - an exceptional range of visual images which enrich and extend the book's

Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780521303736
0521303737
Branch Call Number: 810.9 C752L
Characteristics: xx, 587 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

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