New Essays on The Awakening

New Essays on The Awakening

Author: Wendy Martin, PH.D.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521314453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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When The Awakening was first published in 1899 it was an extraordinarily controversial book. One of the first American novels to concern itself with themes of adultery and divorce, it was widely attacked as 'vulgar' and 'unhealthy'. In her introduction to this collection, Wendy Martin discusses the historical background of the novel and analyses the heroine's evolution from a role of traditional femininity to one of autonomous individualism. The essays that follow explore other central themes of the novel, as well as locating Chopin in the tradition of American women novelists and discussing her status as a pre-modernist writer.
New Essays on Winesburg, Ohio
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: John W. Crowley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sixty years after its first publication, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio continues to stand as a "classic" of modernist American fiction. In original new essays by David H. Stouck, Marcia Jacobson, Clare E. Colquitt, and Thomas Yingling, Winesburg is reconsidered in the contexts of the expressionist movement, the American boy-book tradition,
Rich and Strange
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Marianne DeKoven, Professor Marianne Dekoven
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-10-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Like the products of the "sea-change" described in Ariel's song in The Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, which have until now been viewed as a repudiation of and an alternative to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne
The Feminine
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Todd McGowan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Attempts to understand recent changes in the canon of American literature through the aid of psychoanalytic theory.
Reader's Guide to Literature in English
Language: en
Pages: 1010
Authors: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books
Revisionary Interventions Into the Americanist Canon
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Donald E. Pease
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-06-17 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Throughout the era of the Cold War a consensus reigned as to what constituted the great works of American literature. Yet as scholars have increasingly shown, and as this volume unmistakably demonstrates, that consensus was built upon the repression of the voices and historical contexts of subordinated social groups as