A Brief History of American Literature

A Brief History of American Literature

Author(s): Richard Gray

Published Online: 21 MAR 2012 09:13PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192316

Online ISBN: 9781444397604

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397604

About this Book

  • 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

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