A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914 by Robert Paul Lamb

By Robert Paul Lamb

A significant other to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking selection of essays written by way of best critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and basic readers.

  • An quite broad-ranging and available Companion to the examine of yankee fiction of the post-civil struggle interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays through best students, each one of which provides a synthesis of the simplest examine and gives an unique viewpoint
  • Divided into sections on old traditions and genres, contexts and subject matters, and significant authors
  • Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical issues, authors, literatures, and important methods
  • Explores leading edge subject matters, akin to ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the effect of Darwin on fiction

Content:
Chapter 1 The perform and advertising of yankee Literary Realism (pages 15–34): Nancy Glazener
Chapter 2 pleasure and realization within the Romance culture (pages 35–52): William J. Scheick
Chapter three The Sentimental and family Traditions, 1865–1900 (pages 53–76): Gregg Camfield
Chapter four Morality, Modernity, and “Malarial Restlessness”: American Realism in its Anglo?European Contexts (pages 77–95): Winfried Fluck
Chapter five American Literary Naturalism (pages 96–118): Christophe Den Tandt
Chapter 6 American Regionalism: neighborhood colour, nationwide Literature, international Circuits (pages 119–139): June Howard
Chapter 7 girls Authors and the Roots of yank Modernism (pages 140–148): Linda Wagner?Martin
Chapter eight the fast tale and the Short?Story series, 1865–1914 (pages 149–174): J. Gerald Kennedy
Chapter nine Ecological Narrative and Nature Writing (pages 177–200): S. ok. Robisch
Chapter 10 “The Frontier Story”: The Violence of Literary historical past (pages 201–221): Christine Bold
Chapter eleven local American Narratives: Resistance and Survivance (pages 222–239): Gerald Vizenor
Chapter 12 Representing the Civil struggle and Reconstruction: From Uncle Tom to Uncle Remus (pages 240–259): Kathleen Diffley
Chapter thirteen Engendering the Canon: Women's Narratives, 1865–1914 (pages 260–278): Grace Farrell
Chapter 14 Confronting the main issue: African American Narratives (pages 279–295): Dickson D. Bruce
Chapter 15 Fiction's Many towns (pages 296–317): Sidney H. Bremer
Chapter sixteen Mapping the tradition of Abundance: Literary Narratives and patron tradition (pages 318–339): Sarah method Sherman
Chapter 17 secrets and techniques of the Master's Deed field: Narrative and sophistication (pages 340–355): Christopher P. Wilson
Chapter 18 Ethnic Realism (pages 356–376): Robert M. Dowling
Chapter 19 Darwin, technology, and Narrative (pages 377–394): Bert Bender
Chapter 20 Writing within the “Vulgar Tongue”: legislations and American Narrative (pages 395–410): William E. Moddelmog
Chapter 21 making plans Utopia (pages 411–427): Thomas Peyser
Chapter 22 American kid's Narrative as Social feedback, 1865–1914 (pages 428–448): Gwen Athene Tarbox
Chapter 23 an idea of Order at harmony: Soul and Society within the brain of Louisa may perhaps Alcott (pages 451–467): John Matteson
Chapter 24 the US Can holiday Your center: at the value of Mark Twain (pages 468–498): Robert Paul Lamb
Chapter 25 William Dean Howells and the Bourgeois Quotidian: Affection, Skepticism, Disillusion (pages 499–517): Michael Anesko
Chapter 26 Henry James in a brand new Century (pages 518–535): John Carlos Rowe
Chapter 27 towards a Modernist Aesthetic: The Literary Legacy of Edith Wharton (pages 536–556): Candace Waid and Clare Colquitt
Chapter 28 Sensations of favor: The Literary Realism of Stephen Crane (pages 557–571): William E. Cain
Chapter 29 Theodore Dreiser and the strength of the private (pages 572–585): Clare Virginia Eby

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