A handbook for those who are interested in the novel and American culture. It provides an examination of the modern American novel, offering an account of the multiplicity and variety of contemporary American fiction, along with a critical survey of the fictional scene from the 1890s to the early 1990s.
The Modern American Novel is an indispensable handbook for all those interested in the novel and American culture. This new, completely revised and updated edition of Malcolm Bradbury's examination of the modern American novel offers an extensive account of the multiplicity and variety of contemporary American fiction, while providing a clear critical survey of the fictional scene from the 1890s to 1991. In this broad study, Malcolm Bradbury traces the development of naturalism and impressionism, the growth of modernism, the realism of the thirties and forties, to the postmodern experiment of the sixties, and the work of contemporary American writers.
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About Malcolm Bradbury
A world-famous author and academic, Malcolm Bradbury is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.
Table of Contents
Preface; Naturalism and Impressionism: The 1890s; Modernity and Modernism 1900-1912; Artists and Philistines 1912-1920; Art-Style and Life-Style: The 1920s; Realism and Surrealism: The 1930s; Liberal and existential imaginations: The 1940s and 1950s; Postmoderns and others: The 1960s and after; Late Postmoderns: five fictional enquiries of the 1980s; After the post; American fiction from the 1970s to the 1990s; The American novel since 1890; A list of major works; Select bibliography; Index
The Modern American Novel by Malcolm Bradbury
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