The Chronology of American Literature

The Chronology of American Literature

America's Literary Achievements From the Colonial Era to Modern Times

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Houghton
If you are looking to brush up on your literary knowledge, check a favorite author’s work, or see a year’s bestsellers at a glance, The Chronology of American Literature is the perfect resource. At once an authoritative reference and an ideal browser’s guide, this book outlines the indispensable information in America’s rich literary past--from major publications to lesser-known gems--while also identifying larger trends along the literary timeline.
Who wrote the first published book in America? When did Edgar Allan Poe achieve notoriety as a mystery writer? What was Hemingway’s breakout title? With more than 8,000 works by 5,000 authors, The Chronology makes it easy to find answers to these questions and more. Authors and their works are grouped within each year by category: fiction and nonfiction; poems; drama; literary criticism; and publishing events. Short, concise entries describe an author’s major works for a particular year while placing them within the larger context of that writer’s career. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of some of America’s most prominent writers. Perhaps most important, The Chronology offers an invaluable line through our literary past, tying literature to the American experience--war and peace, boom and bust, and reaction to social change. You’ll find everything here from Benjamin Franklin’s ?Experiments and Observations on Electricity,” to Davy Crockett’s first memoir; from Thoreau’s ?Civil Disobedience” to Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome; from meditations by James Weldon Johnson and James Agee to poetry by Elizabeth Bishop. Also included here are seminal works by authors such as Rachel Carson, Toni Morrison, John Updike, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Lavishly illustrated--and rounded out with handy bestseller lists throughout the twentieth century, lists of literary awards and prizes, and authors’ birth and death dates--The Chronology of American Literature belongs on the shelf of every bibliophile and literary enthusiast. It is the essential link to our literary past and present.


Baker & Taylor
Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.

Book News
Describing over 8,400 works by some 5,000 writers, this reference describes America's literary achievements from the beginning of European exploration and settlement through the end of the twentieth century. Authors and their works are grouped within each year by category (i.e., essays, fiction, diaries, sermons, poetry, drama, literary criticism, and publishing events). Coverage includes key popular and representative minor works as well as canonical literature. Burt teaches literature at Wesleyan University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The Chronology offers an invaluable path through our literary heritage, tying literature to the American experience - war and peace, boom and bust and reaction to social change. You'll find information on everything from Benjamin Franklin's "Experiments and Observations on Electricity" to Davy Crockett's first memoir, from Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" to Edith Wharton's Ethan Frame, from meditations by James Weldon Johnson and James Agee to poetry by Elizabeth Bishop. Also detailed are seminal works by authors such as Rachel Carson, Toni Morrison, John Updike, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Illustrated - and rounded out with handy bestseller lists, lists of literary awards and pizes, and authors' birth and death dates - The Chronology of American Literature belongs on the shelf of every bibliophile and literary enthusiast. It is the essential link to our literary past and present.

Baker
& Taylor

Surveys the full range of American literary developments, focusing on major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, and award winners.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
ISBN: 9780618168217
0618168214
Branch Call Number: 810.9 CHR
Characteristics: 805 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Burt, Daniel S.

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