American Literature in Context After 1929 (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 168
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781405186001
Omtale: American Literature in Context After 1929
This book situates American literature from the Great Depression tothe present day in its historical context * Explores the issues that engaged American writers from1929 to the present * Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaperaccounts to government reports and important non-fiction * The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World WarII anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization anddemographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and theperception of the U.S. as a sick society; andpost-1965 immigration * Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies ofliterature from the period * Equips students and general readers with the necessaryhistorical context needed to understand the writings from thisperiod and provides original and useful readings that demonstratehow context contributes to meaning * Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literaryworks, American presidents, and historical events

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