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From the Publisher"This is a wonderful book. Writing in an elegantly accessiblestyle, Richard Gray offers the reader a truly comprehensivenarrative of American literature from the seventeenth to thetwenty-first centuries. The entire range, diversity, and richnessof American writing are made available here in a single, superblyauthoritative volume."
—Andrew Hook, University of Glasgow
"Drawing upon a lifetime of reading and research in this field,and covering a huge range of material from the Bay PsalmBook to Walter Mosley, Richard Gray's Literature of theUnited States offers an excellent survey that holds theAmerican cultural tradition in a compelling, synoptic whole."
—Paul Giles, University of Sydney
"Richard Gray's A Brief History of American Literature isan extraordinary achievement. Gray offers us a fascinating andnuanced overview of United States writing, employing literarysensibility to examine a range of periods and genres."
—Susan Castillo, King's College, London