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Canons by consensus critical trends and American literature anthologies

Joseph Csicsila 1968-


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  • Title:
    Canons by consensus critical trends and American literature anthologies
  • Author: Joseph Csicsila 1968-
  • Description: Contents; Foreword by Tom Quirk; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Historical Context; 2. Early- and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Prose: Irving, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville; 3. Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Whitman, Dickinson, Alice Cary, Phoebe Cary, Larcom, Thaxter, Lanier, Tabb; 4. Post-Civil War Prose: Twain, Harte, Howells, James; 5. Latter-Nineteenth-Century Prose: Stowe, Jewett, Freeman, Chopin; 6. The African American Heritage: Equiano, Jacobs, Douglass, Dunbar, Chesnutt, Harper; 7. Early-Twentieth-Century Women Writers: Wharton, Cather, Glasgow; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    The first systematic analysis of American literature textbooks used by college instructors in the last century. Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors. Canons by Consensus examines this classroom fixture in detail to challenge and correct a number of assumptions about the development of the literary canon throughout the 20th century. Joseph Csicsila analyzes more than 80 anthologies published since 1919 and traces not only the critical fortunes of individual authors, but also the treatment of entire gen
  • Publication Date: c2004
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (286 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8173-8178-3
  • Subjects: American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc; Literature publishing -- United States; Criticism -- United States; Anthologies -- Editing; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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