The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1910-1945 Theme 16: Poetry and Fiction of War and Social Conflict / Edition 1

The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1910-1945 Theme 16: Poetry and Fiction of War and Social Conflict / Edition 1

by Jay Parini, Martha J. Cutter
     
 


The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the… See more details below

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The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the development of key themes. Each thematic booklet offers an introductory contextual essay, a variety of literary perspectives, headnotes and footnotes, along with a variety of visual elements. Martha J. Cutter--a scholar of considerable range and achievement who now teaches at the University of Connecticut--edits the sequence of booklets dealing with the modern era, 1910-1945, a period of pivotal importance in American history and culture. The American empire came into its own in this era, recognized its muscles, and began to flex them--in ways productive and (at times) destructive. Cutter charts the struggle between the sexes in a compelling range of texts. The subject of class and its impact on how people viewed themselves is explored in a selection of works that deal with issues of class, money, and power. The so-called New Negro Renaissance occurred during this period, a revival and consolidation of writing in a variety of genres by African Americans. And, as they must, literary selections from both world wars occupy a central place in one thematic booklet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428262607
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Amy Lowell (1874-1925). September. 1918. Ezra Pound (1885-1972). From Hugh Selwyn Mauberley [IV], [V]. From The Cantos. XLV ["With usura hath no man a house of good stone"]. From CXX. ["M'amour, m'amour"]. H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961). From The Walls Do Not Fall [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43]. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965). The Waste Land. Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). Dirge Without Music. Apostrophe to Man. The Return. [I will put chaos into fourteen lines]. Claude McKay (1889-1948). If We Must Die. In Bondage. Baptism. [The white man is a tiger at my throat]. E.E. Cummings (1894-1962). i sing of Olaf glad and big. next to of course god america i. Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976). ["How shall we mourn you who are killed and wasted"]. ["In Steel Clouds"]. From Holocaust. Children. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). Soldier's Home. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000). Negro Hero. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). From Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction. ["Soldier, there is a war between the mind"]. Richard Eberhart (1904-2005). The Fury of Aerial Bombardment. Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). Poem ("I lived in the first century of world wars").

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