By Peter Stoneley, Cindy Weinstein
An authoritative consultant to American literature, this better half examines the experimental types, socio-cultural adjustments, literary hobbies, and significant authors of the early twentieth century. This better half presents authoritative and wide-ranging suggestions on early twentieth-century American fiction.
- Considers often studied authors comparable to Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, along key texts of the interval through Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska
- Examines how the works of those assorted writers were interpreted of their personal day and the way present readings have increased our figuring out in their cultural and literary value
- Covers a extensive diversity of subject matters, together with the 1st and moment international Wars, literary language changes, writer megastar, the city panorama, modernism, the Jazz Age, the good melancholy, regionalism, and African-American fiction
- Gives scholars the contextual info worthy for formulating their very own opinions of vintage American fiction
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Our hope is that readers ﬁnd these multiple interpretive approaches, and the texts that come into view or take on a different inﬂection as a result, illuminating, provocative, and useful for their own critical practices. 16 Chapter 1 Turning the Century Michael A. Elliott and Jennifer A. Hughes Satisﬁed that the sequence of men led to nothing and the sequence of their society could lead no further, while the mere sequence of thought was chaos, he turned at last to the sequence of force; and thus it happened that, after ten years’ pursuit, he found himself lying in the Gallery of Machines at the Great Exposition of 1900, with his historical neck broken by the sudden irruption of force totally new.
Indeed, Hopkins, Dunbar, and Chesnutt each enjoyed a humble readership compared to Dixon. Hopkins’ writing was published serially in The Colored American, which aimed speciﬁcally at an African American audience, and reached a circulation of 15,000 subscriptions during the height of its popularity. Dunbar’s popularity, advanced tremendously among white readers by a positive review from William Dean Howells, rested problematically upon his African American dialect poetry; his later novels did not enjoy many reprintings.
In the ﬁnal sections of Sister Carrie, Dreiser introduces Robert Ames, an inventor from the Midwest who seeks to instill in Carrie a proper sense of the value of things, as well as an aspiration for more serious drama than that in which she has appeared. However, if the novel intends Ames to provide a ﬁnal (male) correction to Carrie’s unfocused, constant (female) desire, then it is also deliberately ambiguous as to the possibility of success. At the conclusion of Sister Carrie, which exists in multiple versions because of editorial intervention, Carrie is reading Balzac and is newly aware of the social injustices of the kind European naturalism portrays.