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Details

  • Page extent: 800 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.21 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 810.9
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: PS92 .C34 1994
  • LC Subject headings:
    • American literature--History and criticism
    • Dependency (Psychology) in old age
    • Grassland ecology

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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521497329 | ISBN-10: 0521497329)

  • Published June 1999

Temporarily unavailable - available from May 2017

$232.00 (R)

Volume 7 examines a broad range of American literature of the past half century, revealing complex relations to changes in society. Christopher Bigsby discusses American dramatists from Tennessee Williams to August Wilson. Morris Dickstein describes the condition of rebellion in fiction from 1940 to 1970. John Burt discusses the writers of the American South. Wendy Steiner examines postmodern fictions since 1970. Finally, Cyrus Patell highlights the voices of Native American, Asian American, Chicano, gay and lesbian writers.

Contents

1. The drama from 1940–1990 Christopher Bigsby; 2. Fiction and society Morris Dickstein; 3. After the Southern Renaissance John Burt; 4. Postmodern fictions, 1970–1990 Wendy Steiner; 5. Emergent literatures Cyrus R. K. Patell.

Contributors

Christopher Bigsby, Morris Dickstein, John Burt, Wendy Steiner, Cyrus R. K. Patell

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