York Notes Companions Twentieth Century American Literature and Beyond

Best.Nr.
978-1-408-26664-9
Reihe
York Notes
Verlag
Longman
Produkttyp
Buch
Umfang
320 Seiten
Erschienen am
21.09.2011
Sprache
Englisch

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Abstract

Exploring the range and diversity of twentieth-century American literature, this volume discusses classic works of drama, prose and poetry, as well as key topics such as the American city, masculinities, race and the American home. Key texts include: Tender is the Night, Light in August,‘A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island’ and Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Description

Exploring the range and diversity of American literature, this volume discusses classic works of drama, prose and poetry of the twentieth century.

Backcover

The York Notes Companion to 20th Century American Literature explores a wide range of prose, drama and poetry from the era, engaging with key topics such as the American city, masculinities, race and the American home. Examining classic texts such as Tender is the Night,‘A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island’ and Long Day’s Journey into Night, the Companion analyses a range of genres in detailed commentaries, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of twentieth century American literature.

 

Each York Notes Companion provides:

  • Analysis of key texts and debates
  • Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
  • Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
  • Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
  • Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
  • Timelines and annotated further reading

 

Andrew Blades lectures at Bath Spa University and the University of Oxford, and writes theatre reviews for The Stage newspaper.

Author's biography

Andrew Blades lectures at Bath Spa University and the University of Oxford. He has taught a wide variety of modules including William Faulkner, Twentieth-century American poetry (Stevens, Hughes, Berryman, Rich, Bishop, O’Hara, Ashbery), Twentieth-century American drama (O’Neill, Williams, Miller, Albee, Shepard, Shawn, Kushner) and The New Journalism: American non-fiction novels of the 1960s. His research interests lie in AIDS literature and the work of James Merrill, Thom Gunn and Eugene O’Neill. He also writes theatre reviews for The Stage newspaper.