The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1

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Barbara Perkins
McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 2088 pages
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Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, "The American Tradition in Literature" enters its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American Literature. Literary merit remains the guiding principle of selection; flexibility of organization, with Walt Whitman represented in both volumes, continues to be one of the text's hallmarks.

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This is the first volume of a compilation of important and representative selection of American literature from the Colonial Period to the Transcendentalists and other mid-19th century writers. All ... Read full review

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This is the first volume of an outstanding textbook for American literature. Selections are preceded by essays There is even a short selection from "Native American Heritage." Read full review


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Barbara Perkins is Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Toledo and Associate Editor of Narrative. Since its founding, she has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Baldwin-Wallace College, The University of Pennsylvania, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has contributed essays to several reference works including CONTEMPORARY NOVELISTS, GREAT WRITERS OF THE ENLGISH LANGUAGE, and THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA. Her books include CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE (with George Perkins), BENET'S READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OFAMERICAN LITERATURE (with George Perkins and Phillip Leininger), KALEIDOSCIPE: StoriesOf the American Experience (with George Perkins), WOMEN'S WORK: An Anthology of American Literature (with George Perkins and Robyn Warhol) and THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 9th edition (with George Perkins).

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