The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920 by Sacvan BercovitchThe Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920 by Sacvan Bercovitch

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920

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Volume 3 covers a pivotal era in the formation of American identity as well as a permanent multi-faceted literary culture in the United States. Four leading scholars connect the literature with the massive expansive historical changes then underway. The narratives of Richard Brodhead, Nancy Bentley, Walter Benn Michaels and Susan L. Mizruchi constitute a rich and detailed account of American literature and culture that began to embrace a wide spectrum of cultural outsiders as well as high literature through William Dean Howells and Henry James.
Sacvan Bercovitch is Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature at Harvard University.
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Title:The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 3, Prose writing, 1860-1920Format:HardcoverDimensions:826 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.69 inPublished:November 14, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521301076

ISBN - 13:9780521301077

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Table of Contents

Introduction Sacvan Bercovitch; Part I. The American Literary Field, 1860-1890 Richard H. Brodhead: 1. Cultures of letters; 2. After the American Renaissance; 3. Domestic literary culture; 4. Books for the millions; 5. Onstage; 6. Literary high culture; 7. Out of the center; 8. A case study: literary regionalism; 9. Regional writing and the role of the author; Part II. Literary Forms and Mass Culture, 1870-1920 Nancy Bentley: 1. Museum realism; 2. Howells, James, and the aesthetic republic; 3. Women and realist authorship; 4. Chesnutt and imperial spectacle; 5. Wharton, travel, and modernity; 6. Adams, James, DuBois, and social thought; Part III. Promises of American Life, 1880-1920 Walter Benn Michaels: 1. An American tragedy, or the promise of American life; 2. The production of visibility; 3. The contracted heart; 4. Success; Part IV. Becoming Multicultural: Culture, Economy, and the Novel, 1860-1920 Susan L. Mizruchi: 1. Introduction; 2. Remembering civil war; 3. Social death and the reconstruction of slavery; 4. Cosmopolitan variations; 5. Native American sacrifice in an age of progress; 6. Marketing culture; 7. Varieties of work; 8. Corporate America; 9. Realist utopias; Chronology; Bibliography.

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"The Cambridge History of American Literature [...] is, without doubt and without any serious rival, THE scholarly history for our generation." --Journal of American Studies