Synopses & Reviews
Under Nina Baym's direction, the editors have considered afresh each selection and all the apparatus to make the anthology an even better teaching tool.
Firmly grounded in the core strengths that have made it the best-selling undergraduate survey in the field, has been revitalized in this Seventh Edition through the collaboration between three new period editors and five seasoned ones.
'Firmly grounded in the core strengths that have made it the best-selling undergraduate survey in the field, The Norton Anthology of American Literature
has been revitalized in this Seventh Edition through the collaboration between three new period editors and five seasoned ones.\n
About the Author
Nina Baym (Ph.D. Harvard) is Swanlund Endowed Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor Emerita of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The Shape of Hawthorne's Career; Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820-1870; Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America; American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790-1860; American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences and most recently, Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927. Some of her essays are collected in Feminism and American Literary History; she has also edited and introduced many reissues of work by earlier American women writers, from Judith Sargent Murray through Kate Chopin. In 2000 she received the MLA's Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary studies.Wayne Franklin (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh)