By Philip R. Yannella
This e-book situates American literature from the good melancholy to the current day in its old context
- Explores the concerns that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
- Draws on a number of files from journal and newspaper money owed to govt stories and demanding non-fiction
- The e-book covers political ferment of the Thirties; post-World warfare II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic swap; juvenile delinquency, psychological sickness and the conception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration
- Designed to be suitable with the most important anthologies of literature from the period
- Equips scholars and basic readers with the mandatory historic context had to comprehend the writings from this era and gives unique and worthy readings that display how context contributes to meaning
- Includes a ancient timeline, that includes key literary works, American presidents, and ancient events
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American Literature in Context after 1929 by Philip R. Yannella