The Norton Introduction to Literature

Twelfth Edition


Author: Kelly J Mays

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393938921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2080

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The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats


Author: Steven Belletto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107184452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 5001

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

The Making of T.S. Eliot

A Study of the Literary Influences


Author: Joseph Maddrey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786442719

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 5132

"Eliot remains one of the world's most celebrated 20th century poets. He is often cited as an authority on modern art, philosophy, and religion, despite that his words are cited in an overwhelming variety of conflicting contexts. This survey covers the poet's spiritual and intellectual evolution in stages, by trying to see the world as Eliot did"--Provided by publisher.

Writers of the American Renaissance

An A-to-Z Guide


Author: Denise D. Knight

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

View: 7374

A-Z entries detail the lives, works, and critical reception of more than 70 American writers of the 19th century.

Senior High School Library Catalog


Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 345

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

A Gendered Collision

Sentimentalism and Modernism in Dorothy Parker's Poetry and Fiction


Author: Rhonda S. Pettit

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838638187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 8637

"In A Gendered Collision, Rhonda Pettit challenges the assumption that Parker is a humorist or marginal modernist at best, a sentimentalist at worst. To do this, she examines Parker's career in light of feminist scholarship that has forced a reevaluation of the American canon in general, and of modernism in particular. As documented in her poetry and fiction, Parker's modernism moves beyond a narrow set of aesthetic principles; it carries the remnants from a collision of competing values, those of nineteenth-century sentimentalism, and twentieth-century decadence and modernism. Her works display the intense dynamic in which early twentieth-century literature and art were created."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved