USA Literature in Brief
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren
Publisher: U. S. Department of State 2007
Number of pages: 56
The book pinpoints and describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present. Major literary figures are discussed in detail, as are their major works. Brief discussions of cultural periods and movements such as romanticism, modernism, and transcendentalism put individuals in context and lend perspective.
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by Theodore L. Steinberg - Open SUNY Textbooks
The book attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of studying literature.
by Lene M. Johannessen - Dartmouth College Press
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.
by George Clack - America.gov
This volume presents 15 essays by a diverse group of contemporary American writers, poets, essayists, and intellectuals, on how being an American has affected their decision to write and what they have written during successful careers.
by Peter Groves - Monash University Publishing
How did Shakespeare intend that his plays be read? Rhythm and Meaning in Shakespeare explores the rhythmical organisation of Shakespeare's verse and how it creates and reinforces meaning both in the theatre and in the mind of the reader.