Contemporary American Literature, 1945 - Present

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - American literature - 96 pages
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American literature of the 20th century focuses on a variety of topics, from the violence of war and the struggle for civil rights to the social impact of technology and the moral significance of money. A concise, engaging guide to American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on 20th-century writers; the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond; contemporary American poetry; new voices; and the postmodern movement. Writers covered include: Bob Dylan, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Alfred C. Kinsey, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Adrienne Rich, J. D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, and more.
 

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Contents

Preface
4
The Fifties
16
The Sixties and Beyond
29
Contemporary American Poetry
43
New Voices
57
The Postmodern Moment
70
Timeline
82
Glossary of Terms
86
Biographical Glossary
90
Further Reading
94
Index
95
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