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A History of American Literature


  • A major new one-volume history of American literature from pre-Columbian times to the present.
  • Extremely broad-ranging, taking in Native American, Anglo American, African American, Asian American and Hispanic American literature.
  • Covers oral literature, folktales, spirituals, the blues, the western, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction, as well as canonical literature.
  • Relates the history of American literature to American social and cultural history.
  • Takes account of changes in critical and theoretical debates about literature in the last 30 years.
  • Written by a leading international authority on American literature.

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