Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s, Paperback / softback Book

Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s Paperback / softback

Edited by William (State University of New York, Buffalo) Solomon

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This Companion offers a compelling survey of American literature in the 1930s.

These thirteen new essays by accomplished scholars in the field provide re-examinations of crucial trends in the decade: the rise of the proletarian novel; the intersection of radical politics and experimental aesthetics; the documentary turn; the rise of left-wing theatres; popular fictional genres; the impact of Marxist thought on African-American historical writing; the relation of modernist prose to mass entertainment.

Placing such issues in their political and economic contexts, this Companion constitutes an excellent introduction to a vital area of critical and scholarly inquiry.

This collection also functions as a valuable reference guide to Depression-era cultural practice, furnishing readers with a chronology of important historical events in the decade and crucial publication dates, as well as a wide-ranging bibliography for those interested in reading further into the field.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 290 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781108453226

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