ISBN 9781405186001,American Literature In Context After 1929

American Literature In Context After 1929

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Wiley Blackwell

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ISBN 9781405186001
Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781405186001

ISBN-10 1405186003
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a sick" society; and post-1965 immigration Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events About the Author Philip R. Yannella is Professor of English and American Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has taught courses on the full range of American literature as well as on history, culture, class, and radicalism. His previous publications include The Other Carl Sandburg (1996).
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