Anthology of American Literature: Realism to the present

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Literary Collections - 2223 pages
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This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. Volume II begins with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and moves through Toni Morrison. It reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, and multiple selections by authors that enables readers to compare and contrast different works. Numerous editions in their entirety include Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Crane's The Red Badge of Courage; William's The Glass Menagerie; Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and Miller's Death of a Salesman. Also featured are shorter works—such as “How to Tell a Story,” by Mark Twain; Poems by Rita Dove; short stories by Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison. For modern scholars of America's literary history, and readers who simply love to read—especially the classics.

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Review: Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: Realism to the Present

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Textbook. Realism to the present. I remember the overview of different movements was good, as I never really saw American Literature as a whole before. I'd like to read more on the topic...someday! At ... Read full review

Review: Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: Realism to the Present

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

One of the finest collections of short story, novella, poetry and other American literature forms....I have read and reread and reread this book over the last thirty years....Outstanding!!! Read full review


The Age of Realism
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass
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California State University, Hayward

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