A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900 - 1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900 - 1950

by John T. Matthews
     
 

This cutting-edge Companion is a comprehensive resource for the study of the modern American novel. Published at a time when literary modernism is being thoroughly reassessed, it reflects current investigations into the origins and character of the movement as a whole.

  • Brings together 28 original essays from leading scholars
  • Allows readers

Overview

This cutting-edge Companion is a comprehensive resource for the study of the modern American novel. Published at a time when literary modernism is being thoroughly reassessed, it reflects current investigations into the origins and character of the movement as a whole.

  • Brings together 28 original essays from leading scholars
  • Allows readers to orient individual works and authors in their principal cultural and social contexts
  • Contributes to efforts to recover minority voices, such as those of African American novelists, and popular subgenres, such as detective fiction
  • Directs students to major relevant scholarship for further inquiry
  • Suggests the many ways that “modern”, “American” and “fiction” carry new meanings in the twenty-first century

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A strong contribution to literature on modernist American studies, this marvelous collection offers a comprehensive overview of modern American fiction and its study, along with directions for new scholarship." (CHOICE, 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118492086
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
"A strong contribution to literature on modernist American studies, this marvelous collection offers a comprehensive overview of modern American fiction and its study, along with directions for new scholarship." (CHOICE, 2009)

Meet the Author

John T. Matthews is Professor of English and American Studies at Boston University. His publications include William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); "The Sound and the Fury": Faulkner and the Lost Cause (1990); The Play of Faulkner's Language (1982); and numerous articles and chapters on Faulkner, including recent essays in Look Away! The U.S. South and New World Studies (2004) and American Literary History (2004). He is currently working on a study of the problem of the South in the modern American imagination. Matthews was a founding coeditor of The Faulkner Journal and serves on editorial boards for the New Southern Studies Series, Arizona Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, and The Mississippi Quarterly.

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