The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

Author(s): Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012 02:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405160230

Online ISBN: 9781444393675

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393675

About this Book

This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers.

  • Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists
  • Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations
  • Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing
  • Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherman Alexie
  • Ideal student accompaniment to courses in Twentieth-Century American Literature or Fiction

 

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Historical Contexts

  2. Part 2: Major Writers

  3. Part 3: Key Texts

  4. Part 4: Themes

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