American Literature and Culture 1900-1960

American Literature and Culture 1900-1960

Author(s): Gail McDonald

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405101264

Online ISBN: 9780470690741

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690741

About this Book

This introduction to American literature and culture from 1900 to 1960 is organized around four major ideas about America: that is it "big", "new", "rich", and "free".


  • Illustrates the artistic and social climate in the USA during this period.

  • Juxtaposes discussion of history, popular culture, literature and other art forms in ways that foster discussion, questioning, and continued study.

  • An appendix lists relevant primary and secondary works, including websites.

  • An ideal supplement to primary texts taught in American literature courses.

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