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American Trajectories
American Trajectories

American Trajectories

Authors and Readings, 1790–1970
Warner Berthoff
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American Trajectories

Authors and Readings, 1790–1970
Warner Berthoff
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In American Trajectories Warner Berthoff argues that even in the broadest cultural and historical perspective, imaginative literature (like all the arts) is a matter of individual signatures and differences. He also puts forth that there are recognizable patterns and continuities marking off what is distinctively American, what both reflects and speaks for a shared national experience. Discussions of Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, and Edmund Wilson focus on the provenance and central character of writing by mainstream figures in our literary past. The essays on Brockden Brown, Nathan Asch, O. Henry, Frank O'Hara, Lewis Mumford, and Van Wyck Brooks highlight marginal, neglected, forgotten, or not yet fully acknowledged contributors to American writing.

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Publisher
Penn State University Press
Year
1994
ISBN
9780271076768
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
North American Literary Criticism

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