March 7, 2017

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 choice of essays written by way of top critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and normal readers.

  • An incredibly broad-ranging and available Companion to the research of yankee fiction of the post-civil conflict interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays by way of best students, every one of which provides a synthesis of the simplest study and provides an unique perspective
  • Divided into sections on ancient traditions and genres, contexts and topics, and significant authors
  • Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical subject matters, authors, literatures, and important approaches
  • Explores cutting edge subject matters, resembling ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the effect of Darwin on fiction

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Howells, William Dean. A Modern Instance. 1882. Howells, William Dean. The Rise of Silas Lapham. 1885. Howells, William Dean. A Hazard of New Fortunes. 1890. Howells, William Dean. Criticism and Fiction. 1891. Howells, William Dean. An Imperative Duty. 1891. James, Henry. The Portrait of a Lady. 1881. James, Henry. The Bostonians. 1886. James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw. 1898. Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs. 1896. Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.

1895. Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. 1905. REFERENCES AND Anon. (1857). ’’ Putnam’s New Monthly Magazine, July, pp. 91–6. Arac, Jonathan (1986). ), Ideology and Classic American Literature, 247–66. New York: Cambridge University Press. Arac, Jonathan (1993). ’’ Modern Language Quarterly 54: 1, 105–10. Arac, Jonathan (1997). Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target: The Functions of Criticism in Our Time. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Arendt, Hannah (1958). The Human Condition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

One can find striking thematic and linguistic continuities between more-or-less realist texts and anthropology (Elliott 2002), sociology (Mizruchi 1998), history (Hughson 1988; White 1973), law (Dimock 1996; Kearns 1996; Thomas 1997), and medicine (Rothfield 1992). The model of medical authority was especially congenial to many realists (and, indeed, many social scientists), who took up the role of sympathetic diagnosticians and could identify ‘‘diseases’’ of social life and gesture toward the desirability of cure without prescribing any specific course of treatment (Rothfield 1992).

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