Peter Stoneley, Cindy Weinstein's A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 - 1950 PDF

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By Peter Stoneley, Cindy Weinstein

ISBN-10: 1405133678

ISBN-13: 9781405133678

An authoritative consultant to American literature, this spouse examines the experimental kinds, socio-cultural alterations, literary activities, and significant authors of the early twentieth century. This spouse presents authoritative and wide-ranging tips on early twentieth-century American fiction.

  • Considers ordinarily studied authors corresponding to Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, along key texts of the interval through Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska
  • Examines how the works of those varied writers were interpreted of their personal day and the way present readings have multiplied our knowing in their cultural and literary importance
  • Covers a large variety of subject matters, together with the 1st and moment global Wars, literary language variations, writer star, the city panorama, modernism, the Jazz Age, the nice melancholy, regionalism, and African-American fiction
  • Gives scholars the contextual info precious for formulating their very own reviews of vintage American fiction

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In the following chapter, Keith Gandal moves away from an “aesthetic appreciation” of Fitzgerald’s style and instead contextualizes The Great Gatsby (1925) in a radically unstylistic way. He points out that, aside from the First World War itself, the experience of mobilization for war was a vast upheaval that had profound effects on American society and culture. Effectively, the fact of mobilization gave the military the power to grant or to withhold masculine status; even within the military machine, though, there were new hierarchies and new means of formulating hierarchies.

The explosion of mass culture would drive the nascent film industry; massive immigration from eastern and southern Europe sparked fierce debates about the composition of American society; and African American leaders sharpened their response to the escalating racial violence suffered by their communities. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the relationship of literature to society had been brokered in the United States by the ascendance of American realism, a mode of literary production and reception that prized the ability to document social realities with the premise that doing so would lead to a more just social order.

After the rape, Marion and her mother decide to commit suicide together and thereby hide her shame. ” Whatever doubt lingers in characters’ minds over this pseudo-scientific evidence is abolished when Gus, under hypnosis, reenacts the crime for a jury of clansmen. The white men lynch Gus, and begin to “reclaim” the South by terrorizing black communities. ” Dixon’s white supremacist fantasies are read today by few people other than scholars seeking to contextualize racism in the early twentieth century.

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