A Companion to American Fiction 1865 - 1914 by Robert Paul Lamb

By Robert Paul Lamb

A spouse to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking selection of essays written by means of top critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and normal readers.

  • An highly broad-ranging and available Companion to the examine of yankee fiction of the post-civil struggle interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays by means of most sensible students, each one of which provides a synthesis of the simplest learn and provides an unique perspective
  • Divided into sections on historic traditions and genres, contexts and topics, and significant authors
  • Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical issues, authors, literatures, and demanding approaches
  • Explores leading edge subject matters, similar to ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the impact of Darwin on fiction

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Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor Paperbacks). Foote, Stephanie (2001). Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Franklin, Benjamin (1987). Autobiography. In Benjamin Franklin: Writings, ed. J. A. Leo LeMay, 1305–1469. New York: Literary Classics of the United States. Glazener, Nancy (1997). Reading for Realism: The History of a US Literary Institution, 1850–1910. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

It is important to recognize that realist fiction does not exclude symbolism: realism reframes symbolism for the purposes of a secular, privatized readership. The discreet symbolism of realist fiction is one indication that realism is suspended between two kinds of authority: first, literary authority based on the text’s appropriate citation and use of previous texts and literary traditions, and second, social authority based on the text’s reliability as an account of contemporary life. The use of allusive symbolism is a bid for literary authority, whereas, as Roland Barthes has noted, the comparative resistance of certain realist details to familiar forms of thematic or symbolic interpretation creates the impression of empirical truth, validating the text’s claim to represent a social reality (Barthes 1986).

Boeckmann, Cathy (2000). A Question of Character: Scientific Racism and the Genres of American Fiction, 1892–1912. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Brodhead, Richard H. (1993). Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Brodhead, Richard H. (1986). The School of Hawthorne. New York: Oxford University Press. Chase, Richard (1957). The American Novel and its Tradition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Davis, Rebecca Harding (1985).

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