The twentieth-century American fiction handbook / Christopher MacGowan.

By: MacGowan, Christopher J. (Christopher John)Contributor(s): Wiley InterScience (Online service)Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell literature handbooksPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 390 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444393675; 1444393677; 9781444393651; 1444393650Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Literature | American fiction | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Handbooks and manuals.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Twentieth-century American fiction handbook.DDC classification: 813/.509 LOC classification: PS379 | .M255 2011Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Historical Contexts. The American Scene, 1900 -- Expatriates: 1920s and beyond -- Charting the Depression: The 1930s -- Post-War Alienation, Experiment, and Alternatives -- Multicultural America: Borders, Tradition, and Identity -- Major Writers. Henry James (1843₆1916) -- Edith Wharton (1862₆1937) -- Theodore Dreiser (1871₆1945) -- Willa Cather (1873₆1947) -- Gertrude Stein (1874₆1946) -- Sinclair Lewis (1885₆1951) -- Raymond Chandler (1888₆1959) -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891₆1960) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896₆1940) -- John Dos Passos (1896₆1970) -- William Faulkner (1897₆1962) -- Ernest Hemingway (1899₆1961) -- Vladimir Nabokov (1899₆1977) -- Thomas Wolfe (1900₆1938) -- John Steinbeck (1902₆1968) -- Nathanael West (1903₆1940) -- Richard Wright (1908₆1960) -- William S. Burroughs (1914₆1997) -- Saul Bellow (1915₆2005) -- Norman Mailer (1923₆2007) -- James Baldwin (1924₆1987) -- John Barth (b.1930) -- Toni Morrison (b.1931) -- John Updike (1932₆2009) -- Philip Roth (b.1933) -- Don DeLillo (b.1936) -- Thomas Pynchon (b.1937) -- Joyce Carol Oates (b.1938) -- Raymond Carver (1938₆1988) -- Louise Erdrich (b.1954) -- Sherman Alexie (b.1966) -- Key Texts. Theodore Dreiser, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900 -- Henry James, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902 -- Edith Wharton, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905 -- Willa Cather, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1918 -- Sherwood Anderson, New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1919 -- Sinclair Lewis, New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922 -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925 -- Ernest Hemingway, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925 -- William Faulkner, New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 -- Zora Neale Hurston, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937 -- Djuna Barnes, London: Faber and Faber, 1936; New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1937 -- John Steinbeck, New York: Viking, 1939 -- Richard Wright, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940 -- J.D. Salinger, Boston: Little, Brown, 1951 -- Flannery O'Connor, New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952 -- Ralph Ellison, New York: Random House, 1952 -- Jack Kerouac, New York: Viking, 1957 -- Vladimir Nabokov, Paris: Olympia Press, 1955; New York: Putnam, 1958 -- Joseph Heller, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961 -- William S. Burroughs, Paris: Olympia Press, 1959; New York: Grove, 1962 -- Saul Bellow, New York: Viking, 1964 -- Thomas Pynchon, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966 -- Philip Roth, New York: Random House, 1969 -- Leslie Marmon Silko, New York: Viking, 1977 -- Alice Walker, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1982 -- Sandra Cisneros, Houston: Arte Publico, 1984 -- William Gibson, New York: Ace Science Fiction Special, 1984 -- Don DeLillo, New York: Viking Penguin, 1985 -- Toni Morrison, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 -- Amy Tan, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989 -- Cormac McCarthy, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992 -- Themes. Race and American Fiction -- The American Short Story -- Hollywood and American Fiction -- Women and Twentieth-Century American Fiction -- Guide to Further Reading -- Index.
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Historical Contexts -- The American Scene, c.1900 -- Expatriates: 1920s and Beyond -- Charting the Depression: The 1930s -- Post-war Alienation, Experiment, and Alternatives -- Multicultural America: Borders, Tradition, and Identity -- pt. 2 Major Writers -- Henry James (1843-1916) -- Edith Wharton (1862-1937) -- Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) -- Willa Cather (1873-1947) -- Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) -- Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) -- Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) -- John Dos Passos (1896-1970) -- William Faulkner (1897-1962) -- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) -- Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) -- Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) -- John Steinbeck (1902-1968) -- Nathanael West (1903-1940) -- Richard Wright (1908-1960) -- William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) -- Saul Bellow (1915-2005).
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) -- James Baldwin (1924-1987) -- John Barth (b. 1930) -- Toni Morrison (b. 1931) -- John Updike (1932-2009) -- Philip Roth (b. 1933) -- Don DeLillo (b. 1936) -- Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937) -- Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938) -- Raymond Carver (1938-1988) -- Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) -- Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) -- pt. 3 Key Texts -- Sister Carrie (1900) / Theodore Dreiser -- The Wings of the Dove (1902) / Henry James -- The House of Mirth (1905) / Edith Wharton -- My Antonia (1918) / Willa Cather -- Winesburg, Ohio (1919) / Sherwood Anderson -- Babbitt (1922) / Sinclair Lewis -- The Great Gatsby (1925) / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- In Our Time (1925) / Ernest Hemingway -- The Sound and the Fury (1929) / William Faulkner -- Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) / Zora Neale Hurston -- Nightwood (1937) / Djuna Barnes -- The Grapes of Wrath (1939) / John Steinbeck -- Native Son (1940) / Richard Wright.
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) / J.D. Salinger -- Wise Blood (1952) / Flannery O'Connor -- Invisible Man (1952) / Ralph Ellison -- On the Road (1957) / Jack Kerouac -- Lolita (1958) / Vladimir Nabokov -- Catch-22 (1961) / Joseph Heller -- Naked Lunch (1962) / William S. Burroughs -- Herzog (1964) / Saul Bellow -- The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) / Thomas Pynchon -- Portnoy's Complaint (1969) / Philip Roth -- Ceremony (1977) / Leslie Marmon Silko -- The Color Purple (1982) / Alice Walker -- The House on Mango Street (1984) / Sandra Cisneros -- Neuromancer (1984) / William Gibson -- White Noise (1985) / Don DeLillo -- Beloved (1987) / Toni Morrison -- The Joy Luck Club (1989) / Amy Tan -- All the Pretty Horses (1992) / Cormac McCarthy -- pt. 4 Themes -- Race and American Fiction -- The American Short Story -- Hollywood and American Fiction -- Women and Twentieth-Century American Fiction.
Summary: This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers; Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists; Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations; Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing; Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherm.
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Front Matter -- Introduction -- Historical Contexts. The American Scene, 1900 -- Expatriates: 1920s and beyond -- Charting the Depression: The 1930s -- Post-War Alienation, Experiment, and Alternatives -- Multicultural America: Borders, Tradition, and Identity -- Major Writers. Henry James (1843₆1916) -- Edith Wharton (1862₆1937) -- Theodore Dreiser (1871₆1945) -- Willa Cather (1873₆1947) -- Gertrude Stein (1874₆1946) -- Sinclair Lewis (1885₆1951) -- Raymond Chandler (1888₆1959) -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891₆1960) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896₆1940) -- John Dos Passos (1896₆1970) -- William Faulkner (1897₆1962) -- Ernest Hemingway (1899₆1961) -- Vladimir Nabokov (1899₆1977) -- Thomas Wolfe (1900₆1938) -- John Steinbeck (1902₆1968) -- Nathanael West (1903₆1940) -- Richard Wright (1908₆1960) -- William S. Burroughs (1914₆1997) -- Saul Bellow (1915₆2005) -- Norman Mailer (1923₆2007) -- James Baldwin (1924₆1987) -- John Barth (b.1930) -- Toni Morrison (b.1931) -- John Updike (1932₆2009) -- Philip Roth (b.1933) -- Don DeLillo (b.1936) -- Thomas Pynchon (b.1937) -- Joyce Carol Oates (b.1938) -- Raymond Carver (1938₆1988) -- Louise Erdrich (b.1954) -- Sherman Alexie (b.1966) -- Key Texts. Theodore Dreiser, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900 -- Henry James, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902 -- Edith Wharton, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905 -- Willa Cather, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1918 -- Sherwood Anderson, New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1919 -- Sinclair Lewis, New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922 -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925 -- Ernest Hemingway, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925 -- William Faulkner, New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 -- Zora Neale Hurston, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937 -- Djuna Barnes, London: Faber and Faber, 1936; New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1937 -- John Steinbeck, New York: Viking, 1939 -- Richard Wright, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940 -- J.D. Salinger, Boston: Little, Brown, 1951 -- Flannery O'Connor, New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952 -- Ralph Ellison, New York: Random House, 1952 -- Jack Kerouac, New York: Viking, 1957 -- Vladimir Nabokov, Paris: Olympia Press, 1955; New York: Putnam, 1958 -- Joseph Heller, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961 -- William S. Burroughs, Paris: Olympia Press, 1959; New York: Grove, 1962 -- Saul Bellow, New York: Viking, 1964 -- Thomas Pynchon, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966 -- Philip Roth, New York: Random House, 1969 -- Leslie Marmon Silko, New York: Viking, 1977 -- Alice Walker, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1982 -- Sandra Cisneros, Houston: Arte Publico, 1984 -- William Gibson, New York: Ace Science Fiction Special, 1984 -- Don DeLillo, New York: Viking Penguin, 1985 -- Toni Morrison, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 -- Amy Tan, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989 -- Cormac McCarthy, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992 -- Themes. Race and American Fiction -- The American Short Story -- Hollywood and American Fiction -- Women and Twentieth-Century American Fiction -- Guide to Further Reading -- Index.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-377) and index.

Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Historical Contexts -- The American Scene, c.1900 -- Expatriates: 1920s and Beyond -- Charting the Depression: The 1930s -- Post-war Alienation, Experiment, and Alternatives -- Multicultural America: Borders, Tradition, and Identity -- pt. 2 Major Writers -- Henry James (1843-1916) -- Edith Wharton (1862-1937) -- Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) -- Willa Cather (1873-1947) -- Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) -- Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) -- Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) -- Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) -- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) -- John Dos Passos (1896-1970) -- William Faulkner (1897-1962) -- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) -- Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) -- Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) -- John Steinbeck (1902-1968) -- Nathanael West (1903-1940) -- Richard Wright (1908-1960) -- William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) -- Saul Bellow (1915-2005).

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) -- James Baldwin (1924-1987) -- John Barth (b. 1930) -- Toni Morrison (b. 1931) -- John Updike (1932-2009) -- Philip Roth (b. 1933) -- Don DeLillo (b. 1936) -- Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937) -- Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938) -- Raymond Carver (1938-1988) -- Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) -- Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) -- pt. 3 Key Texts -- Sister Carrie (1900) / Theodore Dreiser -- The Wings of the Dove (1902) / Henry James -- The House of Mirth (1905) / Edith Wharton -- My Antonia (1918) / Willa Cather -- Winesburg, Ohio (1919) / Sherwood Anderson -- Babbitt (1922) / Sinclair Lewis -- The Great Gatsby (1925) / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- In Our Time (1925) / Ernest Hemingway -- The Sound and the Fury (1929) / William Faulkner -- Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) / Zora Neale Hurston -- Nightwood (1937) / Djuna Barnes -- The Grapes of Wrath (1939) / John Steinbeck -- Native Son (1940) / Richard Wright.

The Catcher in the Rye (1951) / J.D. Salinger -- Wise Blood (1952) / Flannery O'Connor -- Invisible Man (1952) / Ralph Ellison -- On the Road (1957) / Jack Kerouac -- Lolita (1958) / Vladimir Nabokov -- Catch-22 (1961) / Joseph Heller -- Naked Lunch (1962) / William S. Burroughs -- Herzog (1964) / Saul Bellow -- The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) / Thomas Pynchon -- Portnoy's Complaint (1969) / Philip Roth -- Ceremony (1977) / Leslie Marmon Silko -- The Color Purple (1982) / Alice Walker -- The House on Mango Street (1984) / Sandra Cisneros -- Neuromancer (1984) / William Gibson -- White Noise (1985) / Don DeLillo -- Beloved (1987) / Toni Morrison -- The Joy Luck Club (1989) / Amy Tan -- All the Pretty Horses (1992) / Cormac McCarthy -- pt. 4 Themes -- Race and American Fiction -- The American Short Story -- Hollywood and American Fiction -- Women and Twentieth-Century American Fiction.

This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers; Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists; Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations; Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing; Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherm.

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