The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s Hardback
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: 20/09/2018
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781108429184