American Literature in Context After 1929, Hardback Book

American Literature in Context After 1929 Hardback


This book situates American literature from the Great Depression tothe present day in its historical context * Explores the issues that engaged American writers from1929 to the present * Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaperaccounts to government reports and important non-fiction * The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World WarII anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization anddemographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and theperception of the U.S. as a sick society; andpost-1965 immigration * Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies ofliterature from the period * Equips students and general readers with the necessaryhistorical context needed to understand the writings from thisperiod and provides original and useful readings that demonstratehow context contributes to meaning * Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literaryworks, American presidents, and historical events


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781405185998

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