Synopses & Reviews
'Firmly grounded in the core strengths that have made it the best-selling undergraduate survey in the field, The Norton Anthology of American Literaturehas been revitalized in this Seventh Edition through the collaboration between three new period editors and five seasoned ones. 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.'
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.
About the Author
Nina Baym(General Editor), 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 author of The Shape of Hawthorne"s Career; Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America; Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America; American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790-1860; and American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences. 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.Arnold Krupat(editor, Native American Literatures), Ph.D. Columbia, is Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author, among other books, of Ethnocriticism: Ethnography, History, Literature, The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon, Red Matters, and most recently, All That Remains: Native Studies(2007). He is the editor of a number of anthologies, including Native American Autobiography: An Anthology and New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism. With Brian Swann, he edited Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, which won the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Award for best book of nonfiction prose in 2001.Jeanne Campbell Reesman(editor, 1865-1914), Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, is Ashbel Smith Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is author of Houses of Pride: Jack London"s Race Lives, Jack London: A Study of the Short Fiction, and American Designs: The Late Novels of James and Faulkner, and editor of Speaking the Other Self: American Women Writers, and Trickster Lives: Culture and Myth in American Fiction. With Wilfred Guerin et al. she is co-author of A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literatureand with Earle Labor of Jack London: Revised Edition. With Kenneth Brandt she is co-editor of MLA Approaches to Teaching Jack London, with Leonard Cassuto Rereading Jack London, with Dale Walker No Mentor but Myself: Jack London on Writing and Writers, and with Sara S. Hodson Jack London: One Hundred Years a Writer. She and Nol Mauberret are co-editors of a series of 25 new Jack London editions in French published by ditions Phbus of Paris. She is presently at work on two books: Mark Twain Versus God: The Story of a Relationship, and, with Sara S. Hodson, The Photography of Jack London. She is a member of the Executive Board of the American Literature Association and founder and Executive Coordinator of the Jack London Society.