The Columbia History of the American Novel

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - Literary Collections - 905 pages
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The first history of America's major literary form offers new views of our literary history and a sophisticated examination of areas of fiction that have only recently begun to receive attention.

 

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The Columbia history of the American novel / Emory Elliott, general editor; associate editors, Cathy N. Davidson... [et al.]

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Designed as a companion to The Columbia Literary History of the United States ( LJ 1/88), this compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present (although the ... Read full review

Contents

The Early American Novel
6
Autobiography and the Early Novel
26
The Book Marketplace I
46
The Romance
72
Romance and Race
89
Domesticity and Fiction
110
Fiction and Reform I
130
Introduction
157
Fiction of the West
437
Technology and the Novel
465
Society and Identity
485
Dav1d Van Leer
509
Postmodern Culture
515
Postmodern Realism
521
Constructing Gender
542
Canada in Fiction
558

Fiction and the Science of Society
189
Fiction and Reform II 116
216
Phillip Brian Harper
239
Amy Kaplan
266
Popular Forms I
285
Christine Bold
305
Modernist Eruptions
311
Margot Norris
330
Popular Forms II
357
Ethnicity and the Marketplace
380
Race and Region
407
Caribbean Fiction
586
Latin American Fiction
607
Colonialism Imperialism and Imagined Homes
649
Ketu H Katrak
678
Postmodern Fiction
697
The AvantGarde
726
Biographies of American Authors
753
Selected Bibliography of Critical Works 8i
821
Notes on Contributors
847
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