American Tradition in Literature

American Tradition in Literature
Author: George Perkins,E. Scully Bradley,Floyd W. Beaty,Phillip Leininger,E. Hudson Long
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 4000
ISBN: 0075546620
Language: en
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The American Tradition in Literature

The American Tradition in Literature
Author: Anonim
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1843
ISBN: OCLC:951111802
Language: en
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The American Tradition in Literature Volume 1 book alone

The American Tradition in Literature  Volume 1 book alone
Author: Barbara Perkins,George Perkins
Release: 2008-10-21
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 2040
ISBN: 0077239040
Language: en
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Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature. Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations illuminate the texts and literary/historical timelines help students put works in context.

Inventing American Tradition

Inventing American Tradition
Author: Jack David Eller
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781789140354
Language: en
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What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the US national anthem? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, none more so than in the United States—a nation born with relative indifference, if not hostility, to the past. Most Americans would be surprised to learn just how recent (and controversial) the origins of their traditions are, as well as how those origins are often related to such divisive forces as the trauma of the Civil War or fears for American identity stemming from immigration and socialism. In pithy, entertaining chapters, Inventing American Tradition explores a set of beloved traditions spanning political symbols, holidays, lifestyles, and fictional characters—everything from the anthem to the American flag, blue jeans, and Mickey Mouse. Shedding light on the individuals who created these traditions and their motivations for promoting them, Jack David Eller reveals the murky, conflicted, confused, and contradictory history of emblems and institutions we very often take to be the bedrock of America. What emerges from this sideways take on our most celebrated Americanisms is the realization that all traditions are invented by particular people at particular times for particular reasons, and that the process of “traditioning” is forever ongoing—especially in the land of the free.

The American Tradition in Literature

The American Tradition in Literature
Author: George B. Perkins,Barbara Perkins
Release: 2002
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 2056
ISBN: 0072491663
Language: en
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Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature enters its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American Literature. Literary merit remains the guiding principle of selection; flexibility of organization, with Walt Whitman represented in both volumes, continues to be one of the text's hallmarks.

The American Tradition in Literature

The American Tradition in Literature
Author: George B. Perkins,George Perkins
Release: 1990
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
Pages: 2158
ISBN: 0070493421
Language: en
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The American Tradition in Literature

The American Tradition in Literature
Author: Barbara Perkins
Release: 1994
Editor: McGraw-Hill College
Pages: 2112
ISBN: PSU:000045657023
Language: en
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A collection of short stories and poems that traces the emergence of American literature from the early 19th to late 20th century.

Contemporary American Literature

Contemporary American Literature
Author: Barbara Perkins,George Perkins
Release: 1987-12
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 0075549549
Language: en
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For the first time, a full-scale anthology of the contemporary period in American literature is available for your classes. Chronologically organized, with authoritative introductions and bibliographies for each of the 91 writers represented, this volume affords an in-depth study of the best fiction, poetry, and drama produced since World War II.

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
Author: Richard Gray
Release: 2011-09-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781444345681
Language: en
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Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers

Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices
Author: Gayl Jones
Release: 1991
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0674530241
Language: en
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The powerful novelist here turns penetrating critic, giving usâe"in lively styleâe"both trenchant literary analysis and fresh insight on the art of writing. âeoeWhen African American writers began to trust the literary possibilities of their own verbal and musical creations,âe writes Gayl Jones, they began to transform the European and European American models, and to gain greater artistic sovereignty.âe The vitality of African American literature derives from its incorporation of traditional oral forms: folktales, riddles, idiom, jazz rhythms, spirituals, and blues. Jones traces the development of this literature as African American writers, celebrating their oral heritage, developed distinctive literary forms. The twentieth century saw a new confidence and deliberateness in African American work: the move from surface use of dialect to articulation of a genuine black voice; the move from blacks portrayed for a white audience to characterization relieved of the need to justify. Innovative writingâe"such as Charles Waddell Chesnuttâe(tm)s depiction of black folk culture, Langston Hughesâe(tm)s poetic use of blues, and Amiri Barakaâe(tm)s recreation of the short story as a jazz pieceâe"redefined Western literary tradition. For Jones, literary technique is never far removed from its social and political implications. She documents how literary form is inherently and intensely national, and shows how the European monopoly on acceptable forms for literary art stifled American writers both black and white. Jones is especially eloquent in describing the dilemma of the African American writers: to write from their roots yet retain a universal voice; to merge the power and fluidity of oral tradition with the structure needed for written presentation. With this work Gayl Jones has added a new dimension to African American literary history.

African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition

African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition
Author: T. Walters
Release: 2007-10-29
Editor: Springer
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9780230608870
Language: en
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This is a groundbreaking study exploring the significant relationship between western classical mythology and African American women's literature. A comparative analysis of classical revisions by eighteenth and nineteenth century Black women writers Phillis Wheatley and Pauline Hopkins and twentieth century writers Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove reveals that Black women writers revise specific classical myths for artistic and political agency. The study demonstrates that women rework myth to represent mythical stories from the Black female perspective and to counteract denigrating contemporary cultural and social myths that disempower and devalue Black womanhood. Through their adaptations of classical myths about motherhood, Wheatley, Ray, Brooks, Morrison, and Dove uncover the shared experiences of mythic mothers and their contemporary African American counterparts thus offering a unique Black feminist perspective to classicism. The women also use myth as a liberating space where they can 'speak the unspeakable' and empower their subjects as well as themselves.

The Grounding of American Poetry

The Grounding of American Poetry
Author: Stephen Fredman
Release: 1993-05-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 170
ISBN: 0521443032
Language: en
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His argument focuses on four pairs of poets - Eliot/Williams, Thoreau/Olson, Emerson/Duncan, and Whitman/Creeley - and points out that although Williams, Olson, Duncan, and Creeley are all influenced by these predecessors to some extent, ultimately their poetry is, paradoxically, grounded in an essential groundlessness.

Literature and the Language Arts

Literature and the Language Arts
Author: Anonim
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:45102519
Language: en
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Under the Hammer

Under the Hammer
Author: James Simpson
Release: 2010-11-30
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9780199591657
Language: en
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Iconoclasm is not a barbaric act which takes place somewhere else but is instead a central strand of Anglo-American modernity. Our horror at the destruction of art derives in part from the fact that we did, and still do, that. This is most obviously true of England's iconoclastic century between 1538 and 1643, which stands at the core of this book.

African American Literature

African American Literature
Author: William L. Andrews
Release: 1992
Editor: Harcourt School
Pages: 994
ISBN: UOM:49015002037209
Language: en
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Folk Nation

Folk Nation
Author: Simon J. Bronner
Release: 2002-08-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780742580237
Language: en
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This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore to express the meaning of their country. Simon Bronner has carefully selected statements by public intellectuals and popular writers as well as by scholars, all chosen for their readability and significance as provocative texts during their time. The common thread running throughout is the value of folklore in expressing or denying an American national tradition. This text raises timely issues about the character of American culture and the direction of American society. The essays show the development of views of American nationalism, multiculturalism, and commercialism. Provocative topics include debates over the relationship between popular culture and folk culture, the uniqueness of an American literature and arts based on folk sources, the fabrication of folk heroes such as Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan as propaganda for patriotism and nationalism, the romanticizations of vernacular culture by popularizers such as Walt Disney and Ben Botkin, the use of folklore for ethnocentric purposes, and the political deployment of folklore by conservatives as emblems of 'traditional values' and civil virtues and by liberals as emblems of multiculturalism and tolerance of alternative lifestyles. The book also traces the controversy over who conveyed the myth of 'America.' Was it the nation's poets and artists, its academics, its politicians and leaders, its communities and local educational institutions, its theme parks and festivals, its movie moguls and entertainers? Folk Nation shows how the process of defining the American mystique through folklore was at the core of debates among writers and thinkers about the value of Davey Crockett, John Henry, quilts, cowboys, and immigrants as symbols of America.

Contemporary American Indian Literatures and the Oral Tradition

Contemporary American Indian Literatures and the Oral Tradition
Author: Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez
Release: 1999-07-01
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780816544882
Language: en
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Because American Indian literatures are largely informed by their respective oral storytelling traditions, they may be more difficult to understand or interpret than the more text-based literatures with which most readers are familiar. In this insightful new book, Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez addresses the limitations of contemporary criticism and theory in opening up the worlds of story within American Indian literatures, proposing instead a conversive approach for reading and understanding these works. In order to fully understand American Indian literatures, Brill de Ramírez explains that the reader must become a listener-reader, an active participant in the written stories . To demonstrate this point, she explores literary works both by established Native writers such as Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Luci Tapahonso and by less-well-known writers such as Anna Lee Walters, Della Frank, Lee Maracle, and Louis Owens. Through her literary engagements with many poems, novels, and short stories, she demonstrates a new way to read and understand the diverse body of American Indian literatures. Brill de Ramírez's conversive approach interweaves two interconnected processes: co-creating the stories by participating in them as listener-readers and recognizing orally informed elements in the stories such as verbal minimalism and episodic narrative structures. Because this methodology is rooted in American Indian oral storytelling traditions, Native voices from these literary works are able to more directly inform the scholarly process than is the case in more textually based critical strategies. Through this innovative approach, Brill de Ramírez shows that literature is not a static text but an interactive and potentially transforming conversation between listener-readers, storyteller-writers, and the story characters as well. Her book furthers the discussion of how to read American Indian and other orally informed literatures with greater sensitivity to their respective cultural traditions and shows that the immediacy of the relationship between teller, story, and listener can also be experienced in the relationships between writers, literary works, and their listener-readers.

Administrative Traditions

Administrative Traditions
Author: B. Guy Peters
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780192645456
Language: en
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Contemporary public administration reflects its historical roots, as well as contemporary ideas about how the public bureaucracy should be organized and function. This book argues that there are administrative traditions that have their roots centuries ago but continue to influence administrative behaviour. Further within Western Europe, North America, and the Antipodes there are four distinctive administrative traditions: Anglo-American, Napoleonic, Germanic, and Scandinavian. These are not the only traditions however, and the book also explores administrative traditions in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Islamic world. In addition, the book contains a discussion of how administrative traditions of the colonial powers influenced contemporary administration in Africa, and how they continue to interact with traditional forms of governance. These discussions of tradition and persistence are also discussed in light of the numerous attempts to reform and change public administration. Some administrative traditions have been more capable than others of resisting attempts at reform, especially those associated with the New Public Management.

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature
Author: Brian Attebery
Release: 1980
Editor: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
Pages: 212
ISBN: UOM:39015000569411
Language: en
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Traces the development of characteristically American fantasy, and looks at the works of Baum, Hawthorne, Poe, and others

The American Tradition in Literature

The American Tradition in Literature
Author: Anonim
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:909115625
Language: en
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