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Published: 01 April 2018

290 Pages | 1 halftone

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ISBN: 9780190876555


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American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Joel Pfister

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Argues that the canon of American literature performs the critical function of making us aware of America as a complex, contradictory, and potentially transformable system
  • Details how literature exposes our national experience
  • Demonstrates how the national literature chronicles the major societal shifts that have characterized American culture from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age
  • Reads work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eugene O'Neill, Langston Hughes, and many others
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