By Andrew Hook
First released among 1982 and 1983, this sequence examines the specially American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has constructed. masking the years from 1865 to 1900, this 3rd quantity of American Literature in Context makes a speciality of the struggles of yankee writers to make experience in their speedily altering international. as well as such significant figures as Walt Whitman, Henry James, Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, it analyses the writings of an unorthodox economist (Henry George), a Utopian reformer (Edward Bellamy) and a serious sociologist (Thorstein Veblen). specific realization is paid to the problem to standard literary and cultural values represented by means of writers similar to William Dean Howell who pursued a brand new type of medical, democratic realism in American writing.
This publication might be of curiosity to these learning American literature and American studies.
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