The Cambridge History of the American Novel

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Leonard Cassuto, Clare Virginia Eby, Benjamin Reiss
Cambridge University Press, 24 de mar de 2011 - 1244 páginas
This ambitious literary history traces the American novel from its emergence in the late eighteenth century to its diverse incarnations in the multi-ethnic, multi-media culture of the present day. In a set of original essays by renowned scholars from all over the world, the volume extends important critical debates and frames new ones. Offering new views of American classics, it also breaks new ground to show the role of popular genres - such as science fiction and mystery novels - in the creation of the literary tradition. One of the original features of this book is the dialogue between the essays, highlighting cross-currents between authors and their works as well as across historical periods. While offering a narrative of the development of the genre, the History reflects the multiple methodologies that have informed readings of the American novel and will change the way scholars and readers think about American literary history.
 

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General introduction
1
Inventing the American Novel
15
inventing the American novel
17
1 Transatlantic currents and the invention of the American novel
22
2 Susanna Rowson Hannah Webster Foster and the seduction novel in the early US
37
3 Charles Brockden Brown and the novels of the early republic
51
4 The novel in the antebellum book market
67
5 American land American landscape American novels
88
Modernism and Beyond
615
37 Stein Hemingway and American modernisms
622
38 The Great Gatsby and the 1920s
639
39 Philosophy and the American novel
653
40 Steinbeck and the proletarian novel
671
41 The novel mass culture mass media
686
42 Wright Hurston and the direction of the African American novel
700
aesthetics activism and the social order
718

6 Cooper and the idea of the Indian
103
7 The nineteenthcentury historical novel
117
8 Hawthorne and the aesthetics of American romance
135
9 Melville and the novel of the sea
151
10 Religion and the nineteenthcentury American novel
167
11 Manhood and the early American novel
192
12 Sentimentalism
209
13 Supernatural novels
221
14 Imagining the South
236
15 Stowe race and the antebellum American novel
252
16 The early African American novel
267
Realism Protest Accommodation
283
the school of Howells
289
18 James pragmatism and the realist ideal
304
19 Theories of the American novel in the age of realism
322
20 The novel in postbellum print culture
337
21 Twain class and the Gilded Age
365
22 Dreiser and the city
380
23 Novels of civic protest
393
24 Novels of American business industry and consumerism
409
25 New Americans and the immigrant novel
426
26 Cather and the regional imagination
437
27 Wharton marriage and the New Woman
452
28 The postbellum race novel
470
29 The African American novel after Reconstruction
484
30 The rise of naturalism
499
31 Imagining the frontier
515
32 Imperialism Orientalism and empire
537
33 The hemispheric novel in the postrevolutionary era
553
34 The womans novel beyond sentimentalism
571
35 Dime novels and the rise of massmarket genres
586
36 Readers and reading groups
600
44 Religion and the twentiethcentury American novel
732
45 Faulkner and the Southern novel
750
46 Law and the American novel
767
47 Twentiethcentury publishing and the rise of the paperback
781
48 The novel of crime mystery and suspense
798
49 US novels and US wars
813
50 Science fiction
832
51 Female genre fiction in the twentieth century
847
52 Childrens novels
861
53 The American novel and the rise of the suburbs
879
54 The Jewish great American novel
893
55 The Beats and the 1960s
909
56 Literary feminisms
925
57 Reimagining genders and sexualities
941
Contemporary Formations
957
58 Postmodern novels
964
59 The nonfiction novel
986
60 Disability and the American novel
1002
61 Model minorities and the minority model the neoliberal novel
1016
62 The American borderlands novel
1031
63 The rise of the Asian American novel
1046
64 Toni Morrison and the postcivil rights African American novel
1064
65 Hemispheric American novels
1084
66 The worlding of the American novel
1096
67 The Native American Tradition
1107
68 Contemporary ecofiction
1122
69 Graphic novels
1137
70 Twentieth and twentyfirstcentury literary communities
1154
71 A history of the future of narrative
1168
A selected bibliography
1182
Index
1206
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Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University.

Clare Virginia Eby is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Benjamin Reiss is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English at Emory University.

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