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Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Matthew Garrett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199346530
eISBN:
9780199346554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346530.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Episodic Poetics merges social and political history with narrative theory to explain the early American fascination with the piecemeal plot across the period’s major genres of prose ... More


Before the American Novel

Betsy Erkkila

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the prehistory of the novel, with emphasis on the multiple forms of oral and written nonfiction narrative that constitute the history of the American novel. These forms ... More


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