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A Brief History of American Literature

by Richard Gray

A Brief History of American Literature Synopsis

*A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. * Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature * Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction * Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years * Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text * Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405192316
Publication date: 14th January 2011
Author: Richard Gray
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 420 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general,

About Richard Gray

Richard Gray is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States. He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning Writing the South (Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1944). His History of American Literature is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.

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