Conversations In American Literature

Conversations In American Literature

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ? Rhetoric ? Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology--putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you're teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Robin Dissin Aufses
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2019-05-08
File : 1630 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781319281007


The Pleasure Of Influence

The Pleasure Of Influence

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All of the writers in this collection are working with personal truths, particular to their experience, yet they operate within a defined referential tradition. The material is unmistakably their own, the way they tell the story is their own, but they are always mindful of the world that preceded them."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Rob Trucks
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2002
File : 282 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1557532532


Words Matter

Words Matter

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In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued. Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here—interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities—effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : King-Kok Cheung
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2000-02-01
File : 408 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780824865641


After Dinner Conversation

After Dinner Conversation

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Lost in a shipwreck in 1895, rewritten before the author's suicide in 1896, and not published until 1925, José Asunción Silva's After-Dinner Conversation (De sobremesa) is one of Latin America's finest fin de siècle novels and the first one to be translated into English. Perhaps the single best work for understanding turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing in South America, After-Dinner Conversation is also cited as the continent's first psychological novel and an outstanding example of modernista fiction and the Decadent sensibility. Semi-autobiographical and more important for style than plot, After-Dinner Conversation is the diary of a Decadent sensation-collector in exile in Paris who undertakes a quest to find his beloved Helen, a vision whom his fevered imagination sees as his salvation. Along the way, he struggles with irreconcilable urges and temptations that pull him in every direction while he endures an environment indifferent or hostile to spiritual and intellectual pursuits, as did the modernista writers themselves. Kelly Washbourne's excellent translation preserves Silva's lush prose and experimental style. In the introduction, one of the most wide-ranging in Silva criticism, Washbourne places the life and work of Silva in their literary and historical contexts, including an extended discussion of how After-Dinner Conversation fits within Spanish American modernismo and the Decadent movement. Washbourne's perceptive comments and notes also make the novel accessible to general readers, who will find the work surprisingly fresh more than a century after its composition.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : José Asunción Silva
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-01-01
File : 270 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780292774995


Oliver Wendell Holmes And The Culture Of Conversation

Oliver Wendell Holmes And The Culture Of Conversation

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Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in the Victorian culture of conversation in America.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Peter Gibian
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-08-16
File : 398 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521560268


Invisible Conversations

Invisible Conversations

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In joining the rich conversations that have enlivened American culture for centuries, Invisible Conversations seeks to bring to light the vital role that religion has played in the literature of the United States.--Eric Sundquist, Professor of Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Roger Lundin
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Release : 2009
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105132253605


Postindian Conversations

Postindian Conversations

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Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American Studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader.

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Genre : History
Author by : Gerald Vizenor
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2003-06-01
File : 204 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0803296282


Conversations With Mexican American Writers

Conversations With Mexican American Writers

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Interviews with nine Mexican American authors conducted primarily in 2007.

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Genre : American literature
Author by : Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2009
File : 188 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781604734720


American Literature And Rhetoric

American Literature And Rhetoric

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A book that's built for you and your students. Flexible and innovative, American Literature & Rhetoric provides everything you need to teach your course. Combining reading and writing instruction to build essential skills in its four opening chapters and a unique anthology you need to keep students engaged in Chapters 5-10, this book makes it easy to teach chronologically, thematically, or by genre.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Robin Dissin Aufses
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2021-02-19
File : 1400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781319334734


Conversations With Thornton Wilder

Conversations With Thornton Wilder

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Collected interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright most widely known today for his play, Our Town

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Thornton Wilder
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1992
File : 130 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0878055142