Books in category Literary Criticism – American

  • A Companion to the American Short Story

    A Companion to the American Short Story
    Alfred Bendixen, James Nagel

    A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years.

  • Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons

    Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons
    Hershel Parker

    An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

  • Tales Speeches Essays and Sketches

    Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches
    Mark Twain

    From the comic wit that sparkles in maxims from 'Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar,' to the parodic perfection of 'An Awful – Terrible Medieval Romance,' to the satirical delights of The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It; from the warm nostalgia …

  • Ellen Glasgow

    Ellen Glasgow
    Linda W. Wagner

    In her early fiction, published at the turn of the century, all attention is focused on male protagonists; the strong female characters who do appear early in these novels gradually fade into the background.

  • New Essays on Invisible Man

    New Essays on Invisible Man
    Robert G. O’Meally

    A collection of essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

  • Slavery and Sentiment

    Slavery and Sentiment
    Christine Levecq

    Illuminates the political dimensions of American and British antislavery texts written by blacks

  • Displaying Women

    Displaying Women
    Maureen E. Montgomery

    Using numerous sources, such as contemporary etiquette manuals, society papers and columns, novels, magazines, private correspondence, and diaries, "Displaying Women" vividly depicts the custom and culture of New York "society" women from …

  • The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

    The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy
    Steven Frye

    This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.

  • Spartacus

    Spartacus
    Howard Fast

    The best-selling novel about a slave revolt in ancient Rome and the basis for the popular motion picture.

  • Mark Twain and the South

    Mark Twain and the South
    Arthur G. Pettit

    An interesting feature of this illuminating work is an examination of Clemens's relations with the only two black men he knew well in his adult years.

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