A History of American Literature, Second Edition

A History of American Literature, Second Edition

Author(s): Richard Gray

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011 02:39AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192293

Online ISBN: 9781444345704

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345704

About this Book

Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present.

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today
  • Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction
  • Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers
  • Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years
  • Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society
  • Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers

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