The American Literary History Reader

The American Literary History Reader

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This reader collects essays taken from the first five years of the American Literary History (published by OUP). The journals has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection shows how the journal has helped to shape the way American literature is currently studied and gives access to readers of essays from the journal's early more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 155.7 x 233.9 x 25.9mm | 612.11g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones
  • 0195095049
  • 9780195095043

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An important and especially wide-ranging collection of essays that will provide good critical perspective in American literature surveys as well as a fine introduction to historical criticism in courses on criticism. * Rex Burns, University of Colorado at Denver *show more

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In just five years, American Literary History has emerged as the leading journal devoted to U. S. literary and cultural studies. No other journal enjoys its range, consistency, and venturesomeness. None is as lively, as provocative, or as influential. A.L.H. has helped to redefine the theory and practice of American criticism, and it has done so by circulating essays that a generation of critics have found indispensible to restructuring the American cultural more

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