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Modern American Literature by Catherine Morley
  

Modern American Literature

Part of the Edinburgh Critical Guides to Literature Series

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Modern American Literature by Catherine Morley

An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes. Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the American metropolis contributed to the growth of American modernism; and also examines the ways in which regional writers responded to an accelerated American modernity. Taking in African American modernism, cultural and geographical exile, as well as developments in modern American drama, the guide introduces readers to current critical trends in modernist studies. Key Features *Presents American literary modernism as emerging from a broad intellectual and philosophical landscape *Extends the timeframe, definition and intellectual parameters of American modernism *Provides close critical and contextual analysis of more than thirty American writers and key texts including Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

About the Author

Catherine Morley is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the author of The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Literature (2009) and co-editor of American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century (2008) and American Modernism: Cultural Transactions (2009).

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Book Info

Publication date

11th May 2012

Author

Catherine Morley

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Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780748625079

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