The Cambridge companion to American novelists

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Summary
This Companion examines the full range and vigor of the American novel. From the American exceptionalism of James Fenimore Cooper to the apocalyptic post-Americanism of Cormac McCarthy, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics chronicle the major aesthetic innovations that have shaped the American novel over the past two centuries. The essays evaluate the work, life and legacy of influential American novelists including Melville, Twain, James, Wharton, Cather, Faulkner, Ellison, Pynchon and Morrison, while situating them within the context of their literary predecessors and successors. The volume also highlights less familiar, though equally significant writers such as Theodore Dreiser and Djuna Barnes, providing a balanced and wide-ranging survey of use to students, teachers and general readers of American literature.
Additional Information
Series Cambridge companions to topics.
Subjects American fiction -- History and criticism.
Novelists, American.
Publisher Cambridge :2013
Other Titles American novelists
Contributors Parrish, Timothy, 1964- editor.
Language English
Description xxxiv, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781107013131 (hardback)
1107013135 (hardback)
9781107600973 (paperback)
1107600979 (paperback)
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