Chapter 13. “The Possibilities of Hard-Won Land”: Midwestern Modernism and the Novel

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Edward P. Comentale Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch13

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Comentale, E. P. (2009) “The Possibilities of Hard-Won Land”: Midwestern Modernism and the Novel, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Indiana University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • “The possibilities of Hard-Won Land”;
  • sense of distinction - paradoxically common;
  • model of poetic genesis;
  • regionalism - bound to issues of resources, production, and potential;
  • modernist regionalism;
  • “Middle Western Literature,” shaping literary forms of Midwestern movement;
  • prairie - fertile terrain, inscriptive surface, and site of unique perspective

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modernist Regionalism

  • Midwestern Regions

  • References and Further Reading