The contemporary American novel in context
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Published by Continuum International Pub. Group in London, New York .
Written in English


  • American fiction,
  • History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAndrew Dix, Brian Jarvis and Paul Jenner
SeriesTexts and contexts, Texts and contexts (Continuum (Firm))
ContributionsJarvis, Brian, Jenner, Paul
LC ClassificationsPS379 .D57 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 183 p. ;
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25314693M
ISBN 100826419690, 082643696X
ISBN 109780826419699, 9780826436962
LC Control Number2011378503

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Herman Melville in Context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the multifaceted life and times of Herman Melville, a towering figure in nineteenth-century American and world literature. The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, . The US is filled with distinct stories and perspectives, and below are novels by contemporary authors who focus on different aspects of American identity. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in . This comprehensive anthology of contemporary American short fiction focuses on the story and its context from to the present. A special Introduction discusses the elements of tone, point of view, character, etc. and ideas such as realism and postmodernism. The over 50 stories featured in Nguyen and Shreve's anthology range in style from the traditional narrative to . To provide contrast, the novel, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, is another example of contemporary literature. This narrative follows a minister and his .

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