American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790–1970 by Warner Berthoff

By Warner Berthoff

In American Trajectories Warner Berthoff argues that even within the broadest cultural and ancient viewpoint, resourceful literature (like the entire arts) is an issue of person signatures and changes. He additionally places forth that there are recognizable styles and continuities marking off what's distinctively American, what either displays and speaks for a shared nationwide adventure. Discussions of Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, and Edmund Wilson specialize in the provenance and important personality of writing by means of mainstream figures in our literary earlier. The essays on Brockden Brown, Nathan Asch, O. Henry, Frank O'Hara, Lewis Mumford, and Van Wyck Brooks spotlight marginal, overlooked, forgotten, or now not but absolutely stated members to American writing.

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