American Literature in Context after 1929 / Edition 1

American Literature in Context after 1929 / Edition 1

by Philip R. Yannella
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405186003

ISBN-13: 9781405186001

Pub. Date: 08/17/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context

  • Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
  • Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction
  • The book covers political ferment

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Overview

This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context

  • Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
  • Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction
  • The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration
  • Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period
  • Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning
  •  Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405186001
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,182,084
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline of Texts and Historical Events viii

Introduction 1

1 The Depression and the Early 1940s 4

2 Anti-Communism 27

3 Bad and Mad 57

4 Places 94

5 Immigrant Destinies 120

Index 138

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