American literature and culture, 1900-1960 /

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Main Author: McDonald, Gail.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series:Blackwell introductions to literature ; 16
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Big : Expansion and its discontents
  • The city
  • Representing nature
  • Apocalypse
  • The sense of place
  • 2. Rich : Weber and Veblen: Reasons to work and reasons to spend
  • USA
  • Work and identity
  • Labor reform
  • Consumption and identity
  • 3. New : Beginning anew: Crevecoeur and Hawthorne
  • Young America
  • Making it new I: literary modernism
  • Making it new II: the other arts
  • 4. Free : The multiple meanings of freedom
  • War and the affirmation of American values
  • Writing war
  • Upstream against the mainstream
  • "An inescapable network of mutuality".