A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

Looking at issues of race, language, cosmopolitanism, book production, and gender, this volume introduces the contextual information and strategic knowledge that students can use to formulate their own readings of classic American fiction.

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470693292

Category: Literary Criticism

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An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, alongside key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska Examines how the works of these diverse writers have been interpreted in their own day and how current readings have expanded our understanding of their cultural and literary significance Covers a broad range of topics, including the First and Second World Wars, literary language differences, author celebrity, the urban landscape, modernism, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, regionalism, and African-American fiction Gives students the contextual information necessary for formulating their own critiques of classic American fiction
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Transnational Interconnections of Nature Studies and the Environmental Humanities

“Manhood, Modernity, and Crime Fiction.” A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900-1950, edited by Peter Stoneley and Cindy Weinstein, Blackwell, 2007, pp. 94-112. Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime ...

Author: Sophia Emmanouilidou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547483

Category: Social Science

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How is ecothinking articulated in varied research fields? What are the conjunctions and concurrences of academic endeavors in the attempt to curb environmental destruction? This collection of essays offers a multifaceted exploration of the basic tenets of environmentalism proposed by academic curricula across the world. Ecodestruction, the wilderness, rampant pollution, tourism developments, sustainability, educational interventions, and the plurivocal turn to ecotheoretical textual analysis are some of the critical perspectives and scientific findings investigated here. The book introduces a multilateral understanding of environmental consciousness, and suggests that the study of nature should not be compartmentalized into separate fields of analyses, but aim for the interconnections between disciplines, given that the physical cosmos is an unambiguous and finite host of humanity’s endeavours. The volume appeals to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest in the current environmental crisis, offers solid insights into the ways human societies construe nature and hopefully will embark on the protection of the ecosphere.
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A Companion to Mark Twain

A greatly expanded edition of Mark Twain A to Z is scheduled for publication in fall 2005 as Critical Companion to Mark ... His current projects include A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950, which he is co-editing for ...

Author: Peter Messent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119045397

Category: Literary Criticism

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This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism
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Modern American Literature

Florence Dore, 'The Modernism of Southern Literature', in Peter Stonely and Cindy Weinstein (eds), A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), pp. 228–52. 14. Most notable amongst her contemporary ...

Author: Catherine Morley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes. Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the American metropolis contributed to the growth of American modernism; and also examines the ways in which regional writers responded to an accelerated American modernity. Taking in African American modernism, cultural and geographical exile, as well as developments in modern American drama, the guide introduces readers to current critical trends in modernist studies.
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What America Read

A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900– 1950. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. Stott, William. Documentary Expression and Thirties America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. Strasser, Susan. Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of ...

Author: Gordon Hutner

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807887757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. Gordon Hutner describes the distorted, canonized history of the twentieth-century American novel as a record of modern classics insufficiently appreciated in their day but recuperated by scholars in order to shape the grand tradition of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. In presenting literary history this way, Hutner argues, scholars have forgotten a rich treasury of realist novels that recount the story of the American middle-class's confrontation with modernity. Reading these novels now offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness debates about what kind of nation America would become and what place its newly dominant middle class would have--and, Hutner suggests, should also lead us to wonder how our own contemporary novels will be remembered.
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The Scene of Harlem Cabaret

“Racial Uplift and the Politics of African American Fiction.” In A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950, ed. Peter Stoneley and Cindy Weinstein, 205–27. Maden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2008. Jelavich, Peter. Berlin Cabaret.

Author: Shane Vogel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226862521

Category: History

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Harlem's nightclubs in the 1920s and '30s were a crucible for testing society's racial and sexual limits. Combining performance theory, historical research, and biographical study, this title explores the role of nightlife performance as a definitive touchstone for understanding the racial and sexual politics of the early 20th century.
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Gale Researcher Guide for The Jazz Era

In The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel, edited by Joshua Miller, 68–88. New York: Cambridge University ... In A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950, edited by Peter Stoneley and Cindy Weinstein, 132–157.

Author: Mary Pat Brady

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535850476

Category: Study Aids

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Gale Researcher Guide for: The Jazz Era is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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Race and New Modernisms

Ezra Pound, Ends and Beginnings: Essays and Poems from Ezra Pound International Conference, John Pratt, ed. AMS, 2011: 97–199. Dore, Florence. “The Modernism of Southern Literature.” A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900-1950, ...

Author: K. Merinda Simmons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350030411

Category: Literary Criticism

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From the Harlem and Southern Renaissances to postcolonial writing in the Caribbean, Race and New Modernisms introduces and critically explores key issues and debates on race and ethnicity in the study of transnational modernism today. Topics covered include: · Key terms and concepts in scholarly discussions of race and ethnicity · European modernism and cultural appropriation · Modernism, colonialism, and empire · Southern and Harlem Renaissances · Social movements and popular cultures in the modernist period Covering writers and artists such as Josephine Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Marcus Garvey, Édouard Glissant, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Paul Robeson, the book considers the legacy of modernist discussions of race in twenty-first century movements such as Black Lives Matter.
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The Gun and the Pen

Peter Stoneley and Cindy Weinstein, A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), 161. Perhaps the fullest treatment of this theme in regard to American post–World War I novelists can be found in ...

Author: Keith Gandal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199313983

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner stand as the American voice of the Great War. But was it warfare that drove them to write? Not according to Keith Gandal, who argues that the authors' famous postwar novels were motivated not by their experiences of the horrors of war but rather by their failure to have those experiences. These 'quintessential' male American novelists of the 1920s were all, for different reasons, deemed unsuitable as candidates for full military service or command. As a result, Gandal contends, they felt themselves emasculated--not, as the usual story goes, due to their encounters with trench warfare, but because they got nowhere near the real action. Bringing to light previously unexamined Army records, including new information about the intelligence tests, The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the authors' frustrated military ambitions took place in the forgotten context of the unprecedented U.S. mobilization for the Great War, a radical effort to transform the Army into a meritocratic institution, indifferent to ethnic and class difference (though not to racial difference). For these Lost Generation writers, the humiliating failure vis-?-vis the Army meant an embarrassment before women and an inability to compete successfully in a rising social order, against a new set of people. The Gun and the Pen restores these seminal novels to their proper historical context and offers a major revision of our understanding of America's postwar literature.
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Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

(2015) Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction. Ashland: Kent State University Press. Elliot, M. & Hughes, J. (2007) “Turning the Century”, in Stoneley, P. & Weinstein, C. (eds), A Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900–1950.

Author: Miranda Corcoran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429560354

Category: Literary Criticism

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Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.
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