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American Literature in Context after 1929


American Literature in Context after 1929


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von: Philip R. Yannella

19,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 10.06.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781444327670
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 168

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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
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
Philip R. Yannella is Professor of English and American Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has taught courses on the full range of American literature as well as on history, culture, class, and radicalism. His previous publications include The Other Carl Sandburg (1996).
American Literature in Context after 1929 is the perfect companion for readers who want to familiarize themselves with the historical events and literary movements that shaped American literature from the Great Depression onward. 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. It draws on a range of sources, from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction, to show how writers engaged the issues and events of their times. Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, and historical events.

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