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A Student's History of American Literature
Read "A Student's History of American Literature."
American Literature Anthologies
American literature has a rich and varied history. These books present literature from the Native American trickster and creation tales through Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Bret Hart, Mark Twain, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Jack London, and more.
In American Studies, Louis Menand combines nervous breakdown, racism, and antisemitism. He brings together these seemingly opposing forces to explore the importance of time, morality, and that little thing called writing. "We look backward for clues," and he says it's because "we have no place left to look." Are we disillusioned or just lost in the maze of literary history and culture?
American Writers in Paris
Paris has been an extraordinary destination for American writers, including: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, E. E. Cummings, Cole Porter, Henry Miller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, and John Dos Passos.
Emerson: Author of Books - Transcendentalist
Bliss Perry writes about Emerson in The American Spirit in Literature.
from D.H. Lawrence's Studies in Classic American Literature
D.H. Lawrence writes about Classic American Literature.
Studies in Classic American Literature
Read "Studies in Classic American Literature," by D.H. Lawrence.
The First Colonial Literature
Discover Early Colonial Literature.
The Knickerbocker Group
Bliss Perry writes about the Knickerbocker Group.
Bliss Perry writes about the pioneers in The American Spirit in Literature.
Here's more info on transcendentalists in The American Spirit in Literature.
West of the Border
"West of the Border" is a discussion of the borderland upon which multicultural writers position themselves. Noreen Groover Lape explores the contradictions in American society, brought about by cultural contact points.
The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence
The war signals a time of reinvention — accomplished through spoken and written work. Here, John Rhodehamel has collected some 120 works: letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda. Read on.