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On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature (Harvest Book)

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On its debut, this brilliant, innovative, and influential study established Alfred Kazin's reputation as a leading literary critic. Now, in its fiftieth year of publication, Kazin's work is as relevant as on the day it was first written, a classic that brings fresh perspective to our interpretation of the literature belonging to what many consider the golden era of American letters. Kazin discusses the work of Edith Wharton, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and William Faulkner, among others writing in the period embraced by the Civil War and World War II, and declares this era the advent of a truly American literary style: sensitive to economic and social issues while expressing an intense national consciousness. Importantly, Kazin believes that this emerging American literature reflected not simply a reaction to Victorian gentility and repression but something greater — the moral transformation of our entire society under the gathering impact of industrialization, science, and world wars. It was this idea of a nation's principal literary figures being bound so directly to its social development that made Kazin's analysis revolutionary and that maintains its vitality fifty years later.

Synopsis:

A classic interpretation of literature from America's golden age-including the work of Howells, Wharton, Lewis, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. New Preface by the Author; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156687508
Preface:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Unabridged ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
no. 139
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
564
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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A classic interpretation of literature from America's golden age-including the work of Howells, Wharton, Lewis, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. New Preface by the Author; Index.

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