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The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists

by Timothy Parrish
     
 

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This Companion examines the full range and vigor of the American novel. From the American exceptionalism of James Fenimore Cooper to the apocalyptic post-Americanism of Cormac McCarthy, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics chronicle the major aesthetic innovations that have shaped the American novel over the past two centuries. The

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This Companion examines the full range and vigor of the American novel. From the American exceptionalism of James Fenimore Cooper to the apocalyptic post-Americanism of Cormac McCarthy, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics chronicle the major aesthetic innovations that have shaped the American novel over the past two centuries. The essays evaluate the work, life, and legacy of influential American novelists including Melville, Twain, James, Wharton, Cather, Faulkner, Ellison, Pynchon, and Morrison, while situating them within the context of their literary predecessors and successors. The volume also highlights less familiar, though equally significant writers such as Theodore Dreiser and Djuna Barnes, providing a balanced and wide-ranging survey of use to students, teachers, and general readers of American literature.

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"Overall, though, this collection offers much to enhance the study of the American novel, making this text a useful contribution and worthy addition to the series."
— D.E. Magill Choice

"The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists should appeal to all levels, from students studying American literature to general readers interested in learning more about a broad range of talented authors, representing the multi-ethnic narratives of America's history. Editor Timothy Parrish and his fellow contributors have compiled an accessible and informative guide, and a useful addition to library shelves."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107600973
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Parrish is Professor of English at Florida State University. Publishing widely on American literature and culture, he is the author of three books, including Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America (2012). He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth (2007).

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