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Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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  1. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

    John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

    By Catherine Morley

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'

    Origins

    By Justine Tally

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This work expands the scope of Morrison’s project to examine the ways and means of memory in the preservation of belief systems passed down from the earliest civilizations (both the Classical Greek and the Ancient Egyptian) as a challenge to the sterility of modernity. Moreover, this research...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Literary Quest for an American National Character

    By Finn Pollard

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    "What then is the American, this new man?" This question is explored here through the lives and writings of a sequence of imaginative authors each of whom confronted a crucial moment in the evolution of the new nation (from Crevecoeur and the Revolution, through Washington Irving and...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Native American Literature

    Towards a Spatialized Reading

    By Helen May Dennis

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Native American Literature underwent a Renaissance around 1968, and the current canon of novels written in the late twentieth century in American English by Native American or mixed-blood authors is diverse, exciting and flourishing. Despite this, very few such novels are accepted as part of the...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Mexican American Literature

    The Politics of Identity

    By Elizabeth Jacobs

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Presenting an up-to-date critical perspective as well as a cultural, political and historical context, this book is an excellent introduction to Mexican American literature, affording readers the major novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents fresh and original readings of major works,...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Transnationalism and American Literature

    Literary Translation 1773–1892

    By Colleen G. Boggs

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the...

    Published January 28th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature
    By Emma Staniland
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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