ISBN 9780631230670,Reading The American Novel 1920-2010

Reading The American Novel 1920-2010


James Phelan


Wiley Blackwell

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Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780631230670

ISBN-10 063123067X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 278 Pages
Language (English)


This astute guide to the literary achievements of American novelists in the twentieth century places their work in its historical context and offers detailed analyses of landmark novels based on a clearly laid out set of tools for analyzing narrative form. Includes a valuable overview of twentieth and early twentyfirst century American literary history Provides analyses of numerous core texts including The Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, The Sound and the Fury, The Crying of Lot 49 and Freedom Relates these individual novels to the broader artistic movements of modernism and postmodernism Explains and applies key principles of rhetorical reading Includes numerous crossnovel comparisons and contrasts