A Companion to the American Novel - eBook
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Publication Date: 2012
Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
- Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available
- Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars
- Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.
Alfred Bendixen teaches American literature at Princeton University, USA, and is the founder and Executive Director of the American Literature Association. His books include The Cambridge History of American Poetry (co-edited with Stephen Burt, 2014), A Companion to the American Short Story (co-edited with James Nagel, Wiley Blackwell, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing (co-edited with Judith Hamera, 2009), Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays (co-edited with Annette Zilversmit, 1992), The Amber Gods and Other Stories by Harriet Prescott Spofford (1989), an edition of the composite novel The Whole Family (1986), and Haunted Women (1985).
“In addition to the various groups of essays, the book features a substantial chronology of American novels (from 1752 to 2000) and a series of lists of representative works in some of the most important traditions and genres discussed.” (Poetics Today, 1 May 2014)
“As a consolidation of prior scholarship and a spur to further investigation, it makes a meaningful and substantial contribution to the ongoing scholarly conversation about the American novel.” (Review 19, 1 April 2013)
“Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 November 2012)