eBook The Britannica Guide to World Literature: American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302344
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302345
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
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Overview

Deviating from the romanticism of earlier works, American literature that emerged after the mid-19th century adopted a distinct realism and an often critical view of American society. With penetrating analyses, writers such as Henry Adams and Upton Sinclair exposed fundamental flaws in government and industry, while Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken incisively satirized social ills such as prejudice and intolerance. Readers will encounter these and other great minds whose fluid pens challenged the status quo.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: From the Civil War to 1914.
2: Literary Comedians.
3: Artemus Ward.
4: Local Colourists.
5: Kate Chopin.
6: William Sydney Porter.
7: Mark Twain.
8: Other Standout Writers of the Period.
9: Louisa May Alcott.
10: Horatio Alger.
11: Critics of the Gilded Age.
12: Henry Adams.
13: Upton Sinclair.
14: Muckraker.
15: Poets of the Era.
16: Sidney Lanier.
17: Emily Dickinson.
18: American Naturalism.
19: William Dean Howells.
20: Naturalism.
21: Theodore Dreiser.
22: Life.
23: Works.
24: Assessment.
25: Stephen Crane.
26: Frank Norris.
27: Henry James.
28: Early Life and Works.
29: First Years in Paris and London.
30: The “Dramatic Years”.
31: The “Major Phase”.
32: Assessment.
33: Jack London.
34: Edith Wharton.
35: Novelists and Short-Story Writers During the World Wars.
36: The Growth of Modern Fiction.
37: Little Magazine.
38: Gertrude Stein.
39: H.L. Mencken.
40: Sherwood Anderson.
41: Pearl Buck.
42: Dorothy Parker.
43: Critics of Society.
44: Algonquin Round Table.
45: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
46: Sinclair Lewis.
47: James T. Farrell.
48: Tillie Olsen.
49: John Dos Passos.
50: The Harlem Renaissance.
51: Richard Wright.
52: Zora Neale Hurston.
53: Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck.
54: Ernest Hemingway.
55: Lost Generation.
56: William Faulkner.
57: Malcolm Cowley.
58: John Steinbeck.
59: Lyric Fictionists.
60: Willa Cather.
61: Katherine Anne Porter.
62: Henry Roth.
63: Drama and Poetry from 1914 to 1945.
64: Experiments in Drama.
65: Little Theatre Movement.
66: Eugene O'Neill.
67: Lillian Hellman.
68: Thornton Wilder.
69: Other Significant Dramatists of the Era.
70: Clifford Odets.
71: The New Poetry.
72: Robert Frost.
73: Carl Sandburg.
74: Carl Sandburg: “Chicago”.
75: Langston Hughes.
76: E.E. Cummings.
77: Marianne Moore.
78: Ezra Pound.
79: Hilda Doolittle.
80: T.S. Eliot.
81: Wallace Stevens.
82: William Carlos Williams.
83: Literary Criticism.
84: Edmund Wilson.
85: Kenneth Burke.
86: New Criticism.
87: John Crowe Ransom.
88: Cleanth Brooks.
Epilogue.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.