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  1. The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance

    Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

    By Mary Hricko

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Brown Gold

    Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

    By Michelle Martin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find — if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Reconfigurations of American Literary Classics

    The Origin and Evolution of American Stories

    By Betina Entzminger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The number and popularity of novels that have overtly reconfigured aspects of classic American texts suggests a curious trend for both readers and writers, an impulse to retell and reread books that have come to define American culture. This book argues that by revising canonical American...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Life of Ezra Pound (Routledge Revivals)

    By Noel Stock

    First published in 1970, this is a detailed and balanced biography of one of the most controversial literary figures of the twentieth century. Ezra Pound, an American who left home for Venice and London at the age of twenty-three, was a leading member of ‘the modern movement’, a friend and helper...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time

    By Will Norman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book argues that the apparent evasion of history in Vladimir Nabokov’s fiction conceals a profound engagement with social, and therefore political, temporalities. While Nabokov scholarship has long assumed the same position as Nabokov himself — that his works exist in a state of historical...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. American Pacificism

    Oceania in the U.S. Imagination

    By Paul Lyons

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This provocative analysis and critique of American representations of Oceania and Oceanians from the nineteenth century to the present, argues that imperial fantasies have glossed over a complex, violent history. It introduces the concept of ‘American Pacificism’, a theoretical framework that draws...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Don DeLillo

    The Possibility of Fiction

    By Peter Boxall

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    One of the few available books of criticism on the topic, this monograph presents the fullest account to date of Don DeLillo's writing, situating his oeuvre within a wider analysis of the condition of contemporary fiction, and dealing with his entire work in relation to contemporary political and...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African-American Literature

    By Stephen Knadler

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Through a reading of periodicals, memoirs, speeches, and fiction from the antebellum period to the Harlem Renaissance, this study re-examines various myths about a U.S. progressive history and about an African American counter history in terms of race, democracy, and citizenship. Reframing 19th...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Wallace Stevens, New York, and Modernism

    Edited by Lisa Goldfarb, Bart Eeckhout

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This unique essay collection considers the impact of New York on the life and works of Wallace Stevens. Stevens lived in New York from 1900 to 1916, working briefly as a journalist, going to law school, laboriously starting up a career as a lawyer, getting engaged and married, gradually mixing with...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Asian American Literature

    Edited by David Leiwei Li

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseAmerican writers whose provenance lies in Asia have been producing and publishing work of interest and distinction for well over a century. However, in recent decades there has been an exponential growth in their output, and much Asian-American...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge