A History of American Literature by Richard Gray

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Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available todayCovers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fictionExplores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writersConsiders how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty yearsSituates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and societyOffers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers
 

About Richard Gray

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Richard Gray is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States.  He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning Writing the South: Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1994). His History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2004) is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.
 
Published September 23, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 929 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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