American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790–1970 by Warner Berthoff

By Warner Berthoff

In American Trajectories Warner Berthoff argues that even within the broadest cultural and historic viewpoint, ingenious literature (like the entire arts) is an issue of person signatures and transformations. He additionally places forth that there are recognizable styles and continuities marking off what's distinctively American, what either displays and speaks for a shared nationwide event. Discussions of Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, and Edmund Wilson specialise in the provenance and principal personality of writing through mainstream figures in our literary prior. The essays on Brockden Brown, Nathan Asch, O. Henry, Frank O'Hara, Lewis Mumford, and Van Wyck Brooks spotlight marginal, overlooked, forgotten, or no longer but absolutely said individuals to American writing.

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