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The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Reference works
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford encyclopedia of American literature.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)606149071
Online version:
Oxford encyclopedia of American literature.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607674985
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 0195156536 9780195156539 0195167244 9780195167245 0195167252 9780195167252 0195167260 9780195167269 0195167279 9780195167276 0195307720 9780195307726
OCLC Number: 51289864
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
v. 1. Academic novels-The essay in America -- v. 2. William Faulkner-Mina Loy -- v. 3. Norman Mailer-Sentimental literature -- v. 4. Anne Sexton-Writing as a woman in the twentieth century, Topical outline of articles, Directory of contributors, Index.
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Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association "Best Reference Title" 2004 Library Journal Best Reference 2004.
Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title Pennsylvania School Librarians Association "Best Reference Title" Library Journal Best Reference.
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Academic novels-The essay in America --
v. 2. William Faulkner -Mina Loy --
v. 3. Norman Mailer-Sentimental literature --
v. 4. Anne Sexton-Writing as a woman in the twentieth century. Volume 1 : Academic novels --
Adams, Henry --
Agee, James --
Aiken, Conrad --
Albee, Edward --
Alcott, Louisa May --
Alger, Horatio --
Algonquin Round Table --
Algren, Nelson --
Alvarez, Julia --
Ammons, A.R. --
Anderson, Sherwood --
Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio --
Angelou, Maya --
Ashbery, John --
Asian American literature --
Auden, W.H. --
Autobiography : general essay --
Autobiography : slave narratives --
Autobiography : white women during the Civil War --
Baldwin, James --
Banks, Russell --
Barnes, Djuana --
Barth, John --
Barthelme, Donald --
Beat Movement, The --
Beattie, Ann --
Bellow, Saul --
Benét, Stephen Vincent --
Berry, Wendell --
Berryman, John --
Bierce, Ambrose --
Bishop, Elizabeth --
Black Arts Movement --
Black Mountain poetry --
Bradstreet, Anne --
Brodkey, Harold --
Brooks, Gwendolyn --
Buck, Pearl S. --
Bukowski, Charles --
Burroughs, William S. --
Capote, Truman --
Carruth, Hayden --
Carver, Raymond --
Cather, Willa --
Cheever, John --
Chesnutt, Charles W. --
Chicago Renaissance --
Children's literature --
Chopin, Kate --
Collins, Billy --
Colonial writing in America --
Confessional poetry --
Cooper, James Fenimore --
Crane, Hart --
Stephen Crane's The red badge of courage --
Creeley, Robert --
Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John de Cummings, E.E. --
Dana, Richard Henry --
DeLillo, Don --
Detective fiction --
Dickey, James --
Dickinson, Emily --
Didion, Joan --
Dillard, Annie --
Doctorow, E.L. --
Dos Passos, John --
Douglass, Frederick --
Dreiser, Theodore --
Du Bois, W.E.B. --
Dunbar, Paul Laurence --
Edwards, Jonathan --
Eliot, T.S. --
T.S. Eliot's Four quartets --
T.S. Eliot's The waste land --
Elkin, Stanley --
Ellison, Ralph --
Emerson, Ralph Waldo --
Erdrich, Louise --
Essay in American, The. Volume 2 : Faulkner, William --
William Faulkner's As I lay dying --
William Faulkner's The sound and the fury --
Fireside poets, The --
Fitzgerald, F. Scott --
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby --
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the night --
Ford, Richard --
Franklin, Benjamin --
Freneau, Philip --
Frost, Robert --
Fugitives and southern agrarianism, The --
Gardner, John --
Garland, Hamlin --
Gay literature : poetry and prose --
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The yellow wallpaper" --
Ginsberg, Allen --
Gioia, Dana --
Glasgow, Ellen --
Glück, Louise --
Gunn, Thom --
Hacker, Marilyn --
Alex Haley's The autobiography of Malcolm X --
Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun --
Hapgood, Hutchins --
Harlem Renaissance --
Harte, Bret --
Hawthorne, Nathaniel --
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter --
Hayden, Robert --
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) --
Hecht, Anthony --
Heller, Joseph --
Hellman, Lillian --
Ernest Hemingway's The sun also rises --
Henry, O. --
Hoagland, Edward --
Howard, Richard --
Howells, William Dean --
Hughes, Langston --
Hugo, Richard --
Hurston, Zora Neale --
Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God --
Imagism and American poets --
Irving, John --
Irving, Washington --
Italian-American literature --
Jackson, Laura Riding --
Shirley Jackson's "The lottery" --
James, Henry --
Henry James's The Ambassadors --
Henry James's The portrait of a lady --
Jarrell, Randall --
Jeffers, Robinson --
Jewett, Sarah Orne --
Jewish-American fiction --
Jong, Erica --
Jordan, June --
Justice, Donald --
Kazin, Alfred --
Kees, Weldon --
Kennedy, William --
Kerouac, Jack --
Jack Kerouac's On the road --
Kincaid, Jamaica --
King, Stephen --
KIngston, Maxine Hong --
Kinnell, Galway --
John Knowles's A separate peace --
Kunitz, Stanley --
Kushner, Tony --
Lardner, Ring --
Latino/Latina fiction in America --
Lazarus, Emma --
Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird --
Levertov, Denise --
Levine, Philip --
Lewis, Sinclair --
Lindsay, Vachel --
Literary theory in America --
Little magazines --
London, Jack --
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth --
Long poem, The --
Lopez, Barry --
Lowell, Amy --
Lowell, Robert --
Loy, Mina. Volume 3 : Mailer, Norman --
Malamud, Bernard --
Mamet, David --
David Mamet's American buffalo --
Masters, Edgar Lee --
Mather, Cotton --
Matthews, William --
Mathiessen, Peter --
McCarthy, Cormac --
McCarthy, Mary --
McClatchy, J.D. --
McCullers, Carson --
Carson McCullers's The ballad of the sad café --
McNally, Terrence --
McPhee, John --
Melville, Herman --
Herman Melville's "Bartleby the scrivener" --
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick --
Mencken, H.L. --
Merrill, James --
Merwin, W.S. --
Metafiction --
Millay, Edna St. Vincent --
Miller, Arthur --
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman --
Miller, Henry --
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind --
Momaday, N. Scott --
Moore, Marianne --
Morrison, Toni --
Toni Morrison's Beloved --
Nabokov, Vladimir --
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita --
Native American literature --
Naturalism and realism --
Nature writing : poetry --
Nature writing : prose --
Naylor, Gloria --
New critics, The --
New formalism, The --
New journalism, The --
New York School of Poets --
Norris, Frank --
Oates, Joyce Carol --
Objectivism (Reznikoff, Zukofsky, Oppen) --
O'Brien, Tim --
Time O'Brien's The things they carried --
O'Connor, Flannery --
O'Hara, John --
Olds, Sharon --
O'Neill, Eugene --
Eugene O'Neill's Long day's journey into night --
Ostriker, Alicia --
Ozick, Cynthia --
Paley, Grace --
Parker, Dorothy --
Pinsky, Robert --
Plath, Sylvia --
Sylvia Plath's The bell jar --
Poe, Edgar Allan --
Poetress in American literature, The --
Ponsot, Marie --
Popular fiction --
Porter, Katherine Anne --
Pound, Ezra --
Ezra Pound's The pisan cantos --
Proletarian literature --
Prose, Francine --
Proulx, Annie --
Puritanism : the sense of an unending --
Pynchon, Thomas --
Ransom, John Crowe --
Reed, Ishmael --
Rich, Adrienne --
Robinson, Edwin Arlington --
Roethke, Theodore --
Romanticism in America : the Emersonian tradition --
Roth, Henry --
Roth, Philip --
Rukeyser, Muriel --
Salinger, J.D. --
J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye --
Sandburg, Carl --
Schwartz, Delmore --
Science fiction --
Sentimental literature. Volume 4 : Sexton, Anne --
Shepard, Sam --
Short story in America, The --
Silko, Leslie Marmon --
Simic, Charles --
Simms, William Gilmore, and Antebellum Southern literature --
Sinclair, Upton, and the Muckrakers --
Singer, Isaac Bashevis --
Smith, Dave --
Snyder, Gary --
Soto, Gary --
Stafford, Jean --
Stafford, William --
Stegner, Wallace --
Stein, Gertrude --
Steinbeck, John --
John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath --
Stern, Gerald --
Stevens, Wallace --
Wallace Stevens's Notes toward a supreme fiction --
Stevenson, Anne --
Stone, Robert --
Stowe, Harriet Beecher --
Strand, Mark --
Styron, William --
Swenson, May --
Tarkington, Booth --
Tate, Allen --
Tate, James --
Taylor, Edward --
Taylor, Peter --
Theater in America --
Thoreau, Henry David --
Henry David Thoreau's Walden --
Thurber, James --
Tocqueville, Alexis de --
Transcendentalism --
Trilling, Lionel --
Twain, Mark --
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn --
Updike, John --
Very, Jones --
Vidal, Gore --
Vietnam in poetry and prose --
Vonnegut, Kurt --
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five --
Walcott, Derek --
Walker, Alice --
War literature --
Warren, Robert Penn --
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's men --
Welty, Eudore --
West, Nathanael --
West Coast School --
Western fiction : Grey, Stenger, McMurty, McCarthy --
Wharton, Edith --
Edith Wharton's The age of innocence --
Wheatley, Phillis --
White, E.B. --
White, Edmund --
Whitman, Walt --
Walt Whitman's Song of myself --
Wideman, John Edgar --
Wilbur, Richard --
Wilder, Thornton --
Thornton Wilder's Our town --
Williams, Tennessee --
Tennessee William's The glass menagerie --
Tennessee Williams's A streetcar named Desire --
Williams, Terry Tempest --
Williams, William Carlos --
William Carlos Williams's Paterson --
Wilson, August --
Wilson, Edmund --
Wolfe, Thomas --
Wolff, Tobias --
Wright, Charles --
Wright, James --
Wright, Richard --
Richard Wright's Native son --
Writing as a woman in the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of American literature
American literature
Responsibility: Jay Parini, editor-in-chief.
Local System Bib Number:
991009000439704091
.b19937271

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