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American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

The American Short Story Cycle

The American Short Story Cycle

Jennifer J. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423939
eISBN:
9781474444941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The American Short Story Cycle spans two centuries to tell the history of a genre that includes major and marginal authors, from Washington Irving through William Faulkner to Jhumpa Lahiri. The short ... More

Karen Tei YamashitaFictions of Magic and Memory

Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

A. Robert Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Karen Tei Yamashita’s novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen ... More

Maximum Feasible ParticipationAmerican Literature and the War on Poverty

Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ranging from the 1950s to the present, Maximum Feasible Participation traces the literary legacy of the War on Poverty. After World War II, countercultural and minority writers developed an ... More

ParaliteraryThe Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Merve Emre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Literature departments are staffed by, and tend to be focused on turning out, “good” readers—attentive to nuance, aware of history, interested in literary texts as self-contained works. But the vast ... More

RemaindersAmerican Poetry at Nature's End

Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Margaret Ronda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End discusses postwar poetry as an essential archive of ecological thinking in the era of the Great Acceleration, a period of rapid and unprecedented change to ... More

William Blake and the Myth of AmericaFrom the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Linda Freedman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book tells the story of William Blake’s literary reception in America and suggests that ideas about Blake’s poetry and personality helped shape mythopoeic visions of America from the ... More

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