American Tradition In Literature

American Tradition In Literature

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Author by : George Perkins
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Release : 1985-01-01
File : 4000 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0075546620


The American Tradition In Literature

The American Tradition In Literature

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Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature enters its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American Literature. Literary merit remains the guiding principle of selection; flexibility of organization, with Walt Whitman represented in both volumes, continues to be one of the text's hallmarks.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : George B. Perkins
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2002
File : 2056 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0072491663


The American Tradition In Literature

The American Tradition In Literature

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Release : 1979
File : 1843 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:951111802


Inventing American Tradition

Inventing American Tradition

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What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the US national anthem? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, none more so than in the United States—a nation born with relative indifference, if not hostility, to the past. Most Americans would be surprised to learn just how recent (and controversial) the origins of their traditions are, as well as how those origins are often related to such divisive forces as the trauma of the Civil War or fears for American identity stemming from immigration and socialism. In pithy, entertaining chapters, Inventing American Tradition explores a set of beloved traditions spanning political symbols, holidays, lifestyles, and fictional characters—everything from the anthem to the American flag, blue jeans, and Mickey Mouse. Shedding light on the individuals who created these traditions and their motivations for promoting them, Jack David Eller reveals the murky, conflicted, confused, and contradictory history of emblems and institutions we very often take to be the bedrock of America. What emerges from this sideways take on our most celebrated Americanisms is the realization that all traditions are invented by particular people at particular times for particular reasons, and that the process of “traditioning” is forever ongoing—especially in the land of the free.

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Genre : History
Author by : Jack David Eller
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2018-09-15
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781789140354


The American Tradition In Literature Volume 1 Book Alone

The American Tradition In Literature Volume 1 Book Alone

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Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature. Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations illuminate the texts and literary/historical timelines help students put works in context.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Barbara Perkins
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2008-10-21
File : 2040 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0077239040


Atlantic Republic

Atlantic Republic

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author by : Paul Giles
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2006-11-23
File : 419 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199206339


The American Tradition In Literature

The American Tradition In Literature

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : George B. Perkins
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Release : 1990
File : 2077 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0070493421


The American Tradition In Literature

The American Tradition In Literature

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A collection of short stories and poems that traces the emergence of American literature from the early 19th to late 20th century.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Barbara Perkins
Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
Release : 1994
File : 2068 Pages
ISBN-13 : PSU:000045657023


Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices

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The powerful novelist here turns penetrating critic, giving usâe"in lively styleâe"both trenchant literary analysis and fresh insight on the art of writing. âeoeWhen African American writers began to trust the literary possibilities of their own verbal and musical creations,âe writes Gayl Jones, they began to transform the European and European American models, and to gain greater artistic sovereignty.âe The vitality of African American literature derives from its incorporation of traditional oral forms: folktales, riddles, idiom, jazz rhythms, spirituals, and blues. Jones traces the development of this literature as African American writers, celebrating their oral heritage, developed distinctive literary forms. The twentieth century saw a new confidence and deliberateness in African American work: the move from surface use of dialect to articulation of a genuine black voice; the move from blacks portrayed for a white audience to characterization relieved of the need to justify. Innovative writingâe"such as Charles Waddell Chesnuttâe(tm)s depiction of black folk culture, Langston Hughesâe(tm)s poetic use of blues, and Amiri Barakaâe(tm)s recreation of the short story as a jazz pieceâe"redefined Western literary tradition. For Jones, literary technique is never far removed from its social and political implications. She documents how literary form is inherently and intensely national, and shows how the European monopoly on acceptable forms for literary art stifled American writers both black and white. Jones is especially eloquent in describing the dilemma of the African American writers: to write from their roots yet retain a universal voice; to merge the power and fluidity of oral tradition with the structure needed for written presentation. With this work Gayl Jones has added a new dimension to African American literary history.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Gayl Jones
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1991
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0674530241


The Origins Of African American Literature 1680 1865

The Origins Of African American Literature 1680 1865

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From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through which black writers have been able to exert considerable authority on both sides of that racial demarcation. Dickson D. Bruce argues that contrary to prevailing perceptions of African American voices as silenced and excluded from American history, those voices were loud and clear. Within the context of the wider culture, these writers offered powerful, widely read, and widely appreciated commentaries on American ideals and ambitions. The Origins of African American Literature provides strong evidence to demonstrate just how much writers engaged in a surprising number of dialogues with society as a whole. Along with an extensive discussion of major authors and texts, including Phillis Wheatley's poetry, Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Martin Delany's Blake, Bruce explores less-prominent works and writers as well, thereby grounding African American writing in its changing historical settings. The Origins of African American Literature is an invaluable revelation of the emergence and sources of the specifically African American literary tradition and the forces that helped shape it.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Dickson D. Bruce
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2001
File : 374 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0813920671