Prospects for the Study of American Literature: A Guide for Scholars and Students

Prospects for the Study of American Literature: A Guide for Scholars and Students

by Richard Kopley
     
 

"What can there possibly be left to say about...?" This common litany, resonant both in and outside academia, reflects a growing sense that the number of subjects and authors appropriate for literary study is rapidly becoming exhausted. Take heart, admonishes Richard Kopley in this dynamic new anthology, for this is decidedly not the case. While generations of… See more details below

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"What can there possibly be left to say about...?" This common litany, resonant both in and outside academia, reflects a growing sense that the number of subjects and authors appropriate for literary study is rapidly becoming exhausted. Take heart, admonishes Richard Kopley in this dynamic new anthology, for this is decidedly not the case. While generations of literary study have unquestionably covered much ground in analyzing canonical writers, many aspects of even the most well-known authors - both their lives and their work - remain underexamined. An indispensable recource for scholar and student alike, Prospects for the Study of American Literature belongs on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in American letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814746981
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
1Ralph Waldo Emerson
2Henry David Thoreau
3Edgar Allan Poe
4Herman Melville
5Frederick Douglass
6Harriet Beecher Stowe
7Walt Whitman
8Mark Twain
9Henry James
10Edith Wharton
11Willa Cather
12T. S. Eliot
13Ernest Hemingway
14Zora Neale Hurston
15William Faulkner
16Richard Wright
Author Index
Subject Index

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