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ERIC Number: ED082231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 95
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An Introduction to American Literature.
Borges, Jorge Luis
Offered in this book is an Argentinian's view of the literary achievement of the United States. The beginning chapters discuss Mather, Edwards, and Freneau; Franklin, Cooper, and the historians; Hawthorne and Poe; and Whitman and Herman Melville. Other chapters are given to a discussion of three poets of the nineteenth century (Lanier, Whittier, Dickinson); the narrators (Porter, Crane, Anderson, Lewis, Dos Passos, Faulkner, and Hemingway); the West (Twain, Harte, and Norris); the expatriates (James, Stein, Fitzgerald, Pound, Eliot, and Miller); the poets (Masters, Robinson, Frost, Sandburg, Lindsay, Hughes, and Cullen); the novel (Bromfield, Steinbeck, Caldwell, Warren, Wright, and Capote); the theater (O'Neill, Wilder, Saroyan, Williams, and Miller); the detective story (Poe, Van Dine, Gardner, Queen, and Hammett); science fiction (Gernsback, Lovecraft, Heinlein, Van Vogt, and Bradbury); and the Western (Grey). The last chapter presents some oral poetry of the North American Indians. (HOD)
Schocken Books, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($2.25 paper)
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Note: A translation by L. Clark Keating and Robert O. Evans of "Introduction a la literature norteamericana" published by Editorial Columba Buenos Aires, Argentina