The Literature of the United States of America

Description

American literature over the last four hundred years has developed distinctive qualities and traditions, partly engendered by the land itself. The rich variety of literature flourished as the land was colonised and cultivated. In this new edition Marshall Walker has updated his wide-ranging study of American literature by giving greater attention to poets from Hart Crane and e.e.Cummings to John Ashbery and A.R.Ammons and to novelists from William Burroughs and Kurt Vonnegut to John Irving. More space is given to drama, from the later works of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller to the plays of Sam Shepard and David Mamet. The special concerns of Black, Jewish and Women writers are explored as this book demonstrates that American literary history can no longer be considered largely in terms of regional dominances.

Details

Author(s)
Marshall Walker, A. Norman Jeffares
Format
Paperback | 328 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 19.81mm | 444g
Publication date
28 Oct 1988
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
2nd ed. 1988
Illustrations note
XIII, 328 p.
ISBN10
0333443276
ISBN13
9780333443279