Number Of Pages: 352 Publication Date: 2002-08-02 ISBN-10: 0684312689 ISBN-13: 9780684312682
This is the second volume in a series that should prove immensely useful to students of literature who wish to benefit from the careful reflection on a single text by someone who has thought long and hard about that text. The series itself represents a further development of the American Writers series. This second volume of American Classics is largely concerned with novels. A fair number of novels were chosen that must be considered central to the American tradition of literary fiction.
Subjects of volume 2:
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome E Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Saul Bellow's Herzog Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man Robert Lowell's Life Studies Frank Norris' McTeague Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead William Styron's Sophie's Choice F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night Don DeLillo's White Noise Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio