The American Literary History Reader by Gordon HutnerThe American Literary History Reader by Gordon Hutner

The American Literary History Reader

byGordon Hutner

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of this cutting-edge work, presentingseventeen of the most significant voices in the argument over literature's importance. Among the contributors and issues included in the anthology are Hertha D. Wong on Indian pictographs and the language of selfhood they inscribe, David Lionel Smith on the Black Arts Movement, Henry Louis Gates,Jr. on the new pluralism, David Leverenz on the "representative man" and gender politics, Betsy Erkkila on Dickinson and class, and Ramon Saldivar on the literature of the border. A state of the art look at American literary criticism, this handy compendium will interest all scholars and studentsin the field, regardless of their familiarity with the journal.
Gordon Hutner is at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Title:The American Literary History ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195095049

ISBN - 13:9780195095043


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In just five years, American Literary History has emerged as the leading journal devoted to U. S. literary and cultural studies. No other journal enjoys its range, consistency, and venturesomeness. None is as lively, as provocative, or as influential. A.L.H. has helped to redefine the theory and practice of American criticism, and it has done so by circulating essays that a generation of critics have found indispensible to restructuring the American cultural scene.

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"An important and especially wide-ranging collection of essays that will provide good critical perspective in American literature surveys as well as a fine introduction to historical criticism in courses on criticism."--Rex Burns, University of Colorado at Denver