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The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s, Hardback Book

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s Hardback

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

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 292 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781108429184



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