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A new literary history of America, edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

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A new literary history of America
Title
A new literary history of America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America is a nation making itself up as it goes along--a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history. In more than two hundred original essays, this book brings together the nation's many voices. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what "Made in America" means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science, philosophy, political rhetoric--cultural creations of every kind appear in relation to each other, and to the time and place that give them shape.--From publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
810.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS92
LC item number
.N39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Marcus, Greil
  • Sollors, Werner
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  • American literature
  • United States
Label
A new literary history of America, edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1607, Fear and love in the Virginia colony
  • Adam Goodheart
  • 1630, A city upon a hill
  • Elizabeth Winthrop
  • 1643, A nearer neighbor to the Indians
  • Ted Widmer
  • 1666, Anne Bradstreet
  • Wai Chee Dimock
  • 1670, The American jeremiad
  • Emory Elliott ; The stamp of God's image
  • 1507, the name "America" appears on a map
  • Jason D. LaFountain
  • 1673, The Jesuit relations
  • Laurent Dubois
  • 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius
  • Alfred L. Brophy
  • 1692, The Salem witchcraft trials
  • Susan Castillo
  • 1693-1694, Edward Taylor
  • Werner Sollors
  • 1700, Samuel Sewall, "The selling of Joseph"
  • Toby Lester
  • David Blight
  • 1722, Benjamin Franklin, the Silence Dogood letters
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • 1740, The Great Awakening
  • Joanne Van Der Woude
  • Late 1740s, Two national anthems
  • John Picker
  • 1765, Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur
  • Leo Damrosch
  • 1773, Phillis Wheatley
  • 1521, Mexico in America
  • Rafia Zafar
  • 1776, The Declaration of Independence
  • Frank Kelleter
  • 1784, Charles Willson Peale
  • Michael Leja
  • 1787, James Madison's "Notes of the debates in the federal convention"
  • Mitchell Meltzer
  • 1787-1790, John Adams, "Discourses on Davila"
  • John Diggins
  • 1791, Philip Freneau and "The National Gazette"
  • Kirsten Silva Gruesz
  • Jeffrey L. Pasley
  • 1796, Washington's farewell address
  • François Furstenberg
  • 1798, Mary Rowlandson and the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • Nancy Armstrong
  • 1798, American gothic
  • Marc Amfreville --
  • 1536, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Ilan Stavans
  • 1585, "Counterfeited according to the truth"
  • Michael Gaudio
  • 1820, Landscape with birds
  • Christoph Irmscher
  • 1821, Sequoyah, the Cherokee syllabary
  • Lisa Brooks ; Junius Brutus Booth
  • Coppélia Kahn
  • 1822, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the Ojibwe firefly, and Longfellow's "Hiawatha"
  • David Treuer
  • 1852, Thomas Cole and the Hudson River school
  • Alan Wallach
  • 1826, Songs of the republic
  • 1801, Jefferson's first inaugural address
  • Steve Erickson ; Cooper's Leatherstocking tales
  • Richard Hutson
  • 1826, 1927 Transnational poetry
  • Stephen Burt
  • 1827, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon
  • Terryl L. Givens
  • 1828, David Walker, "Appeal, in four articles"
  • Tommie Shelby
  • 1830, Jump Jim Crow
  • W.T. Lhamon, Jr.
  • Jan Ellen Lewis
  • 1831, The "Cherokee Nation" decision
  • Philip Deloria
  • 1832, President Jackson's bank veto
  • Dan Feller
  • 1835, "Democracy in America"
  • Ted Widmer ; William Gilmore Simms, "The Yemassee"
  • Jeffrey Johnson ; "The Sacred harp"
  • Sean Wilentz
  • 1836, The Alamo and Texas border writing
  • Norma E. Cantú ; Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
  • 1804, The matter of Haiti
  • Kirsten Silva Gruesz
  • 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"
  • James Conant
  • 1838, "The Divinity School address"
  • Herwig Friedl ; The slave narrative
  • Caille Millner
  • 1841, "The murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • Robert Clark
  • 1846, James Russell Lowell's "Biglow papers"
  • Shelley Streeby ; Henry David Thoreau
  • Kaiama Glover
  • Jonathan Arac --
  • 1809, Cupola of the world
  • Judith Richardson
  • 1819, The Missouri crisis
  • John Stauffer
  • Winfried Fluck ; Frederick Douglass, "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?"
  • Liam Kennedy
  • 1854, Maria Cummins and sentimental fiction
  • Cindy Weinstein
  • 1855, Walt Whitman, "Leaves of grass"
  • Angus Fletcher
  • 1858, The Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • Michael T. Gilmore
  • 1859, The science of the Indian
  • Scott Richard Lyons
  • 1850, "The scarlet letter"
  • 1861, Emily Dickinson
  • Susan Stewart
  • 1862, The journeys of "Little women"
  • Shirley Samuels
  • 1865, Lincoln's second inaugural address
  • Ted Widmer ; "Conditions of repose"
  • Robin Kelsey
  • 1869, Carl Schurz
  • Michael Boyden
  • 1872, All men and women are created equal
  • Bharati Mukherjee ; Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalist movement
  • Laura Wexler
  • 1875, The Winchester rifle
  • Merritt Roe Smith
  • 1876, Melville in the dark
  • Kenneth W. Warren ; The art of telephony
  • Avital Ronell
  • 1878, "How to make our ideas clear"
  • Christopher Hookway
  • 1879, John Muir and nature writing
  • Scott Slovic
  • Lawrence Buell ; Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
  • 1881, Henry James, "Portait of a Lady"
  • Alide Cagidemetrio
  • 1884, Mark Twain's hairball
  • Ishmael Reed ; The Linotype machine
  • Lisa Gitelman ; The Southwest imagined
  • Leah Dilworth
  • 1885, The problem of error
  • James Conant ; Limits to violence
  • James Dawes ; Writing New Orleans
  • Andrei Codrescu
  • Clark Blaise
  • 1888, The introduction of motion pictures
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • 1889, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
  • Yael Schacher
  • 1893, Chief Simon Pokagon and Native American literature
  • David Treuer
  • 1895, Ida B. Wells, "A Red Record"
  • Jacqueline Goldsby
  • 1896, Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Lyrics of lowly life"
  • Judith Jackson Fossett ; Queen Lili'uokalani
  • 1851, "Moby-Dick"
  • Rob Wilson
  • 1897, The Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Monument
  • Richard Powers
  • 1898, Literature and imperialism
  • Amy Kaplan
  • 1899, "McTeague" [and] 1924, "Greed"
  • Gilberto Perez --
  • Greil Marcus ; "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
  • Beverly Lowry
  • 1852, Hawthorne's "Blithedale romance" and utopian communities
  • Aviva Taubenfeld ; The invention of the blues
  • Keith Taylor
  • 1944, The second Bill of Rights
  • Cass R. Sunstein
  • 1945, Bebop
  • Ingrid Monson ; Thomas Pynchon and modern war
  • Glenda Carpio ; The atom bomb
  • Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi
  • 1946, Integrating the military
  • Gerald Early
  • 1947, Tennessee Williams
  • Luc Sante ; One sees what one sees
  • Camille Paglia
  • 1948, Norbert Wiener, "Cybernetics"
  • David A. Mindell ; Saul Bellow
  • Ruth Wisse
  • 1949-1950, "The birth of cool"
  • Ted Gioia --
  • Daniel Albright
  • 1904, Henry James in America
  • Ross Posnock
  • 1905, "Little Nemo in Slumberland"
  • Kerry Roeder ; 1906, The Azusa Street revival
  • RJ Smith ; The San Francisco Earthquake
  • Kathleen Moran
  • 1911, "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
  • 1900, Henry Adams
  • Philip Furia
  • 1912, Lifeboats cut adrift
  • Alan Ackerman ; The lure of impossible things
  • Heather Love ; Tarzan begins his reign
  • Gerald Early
  • 1913, A modernist moment
  • Bonnie Costello
  • 1915, D.W. Griffith, "The Birth of a Nation"
  • Richard Schickel ; Robert Frost
  • Christian Wiman
  • T.J. Jackson Lears ; "The Wizard of Oz"
  • 1917, The philosopher and the millionaire
  • Richard J. Bernstein
  • 1920, Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues"
  • Daphne A. Brooks
  • 1921, Jean Toomer
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • 1922, T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence
  • Anita Patterson
  • 1923, Chaplinesque
  • David Thomson
  • Gerald Early ; 1900, "Sister Carrie" [and] 1905, "The House of Mirth"
  • 1942, F.O. Matthiessen meets Russell Cheney
  • Robert Polito ; The Johnson-Reed Act and ethnic literature
  • Yael Schacher
  • 1925, "The Great Gatsby"
  • Lan Tran ; Sinclair Lewis
  • Jeffrey Ferguson ; The Scopes trial
  • Michael Kazin ; Dorothy Parker
  • Catherine Keyser
  • 1926, "Fire!"
  • Carla Kaplan ; Hardboiled
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin
  • Walter Mosley ; The Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Joan Shelly Rubin
  • 1927, Carl Sandburg and "The American Songbag"
  • Paul Muldoon ; "Free to develop their faculties"
  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • 1928, Dilsey Gibson goes to church
  • Werner Sollors ; John Dos Passos
  • Phoebe Kosman ; The mouse that whistled
  • Karal Ann Marling
  • 1930, "You're swell!"
  • 1901, Charles W. Chesnutt, "The marrow of tradition"
  • Robert Gottlieb; "The Silent Enemy"
  • Micah Treuer ; Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
  • Sarah Vowell
  • 1931, Nevada legalizes gambling
  • David Thomson
  • 1932, Edmund Wilson's "The American jitters"
  • Anthony Grafton ; Arthur Miller
  • Andrea Most
  • 1932, The River Rouge plant and industrial beauty
  • John M. Staudenmaiser ; Ned Cobb
  • John Edgar Wideman; 1901, 1903, The problem of the color line
  • Robert Cantwell
  • 1933, "Baby Face" is censored
  • Stephanie Zacharek ; FDR's first Fireside chat
  • Paula Rabinowitz
  • 1934, Robert Penn Warren
  • Howell Raines
  • 1935, The Popular Front
  • Angela Miller ; The skyscraper
  • Sarah Whiting ; Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Michael Tolkin ; "Porgy and Bess"
  • Arnold Rampersad
  • John Rockwell
  • 1936, "Gone with the Wind" and "Absalom, Absalom!"
  • Carolyn Porter ; Two days in Harlem
  • Adam Bradley ; "Life" begins
  • Michael Lesy
  • 1938, Superman
  • Douglas Wolk ; Jelly Roll Morton speaks
  • Marybeth Hamilton
  • 1939, Billie Holiday, "Strange fruit"
  • Robert O'Meally ; Up from invisibility
  • 1903, "The real American has not yet arrived"
  • Josef Jařab
  • 1940, "No way like the American way"
  • Erika Doss
  • 1940-1944, Preston Sturges
  • Douglas McGrath
  • 1941, An insolent style
  • Carrie Tirado Bramen ; "Citizen Kane"
  • Joseph McBride ; The word "multicultural"
  • Werner Sollors
  • 1943, Hemmingway's paradise, Hemingway's prose
  • Michael Ventura ; C.L.R. James
  • Donald E. Pease
  • 1953, The song in country music
  • Dave Hickey
  • 1954, Wallace Stevens, "Collected poems"
  • Helen Vendler
  • 1955, "The self-respect of my people"
  • Monica L. Miller ; A.J. Liebling and the Marciano-Moore fight
  • Carlo Rotella ; A generation in miniature
  • Richard Candida Smith ; Nabokov's "Lolita"
  • 1950, "Damned busy painting"
  • Stephen Schiff
  • 1956, "Roll over Beethoven"
  • James Miller
  • 1957, Dr. Seuss
  • Philip Nel
  • 1959, "Nobody's perfect"
  • William J. Mann
  • 1960, "Psycho"
  • William Beard ; More than a game
  • Michael MacCambridge
  • T.J. Clark
  • 1961, JFK's inaugural address and "Catch-22"
  • Charles Taylor ; The author as advertisement
  • David Thomson
  • 1962, Bob Dylan writes "Song to Woody"
  • Joshua Clover ; "White elephant art vs. termite art"
  • Howard Hampton
  • 1963, "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
  • George Hutchinson
  • 1964, Robert Lowell's "For the Union dead"
  • Peter Sacks ; "The last stand on earth"
  • 1951, A poet among painters
  • Gary Kamiya
  • 1965, The Council on Interracial Books for Children
  • Dianne Johnson ; "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
  • David Bradley
  • 1968, Norman Mailer
  • Mary Gaitskill ; The illusory babels of language
  • Hal Foster ; The plight of conservative literature
  • Michael Kimmage
  • 1969, Eilzabeth Bishop, "Complete poems"
  • Laura Quinney ; The first Asian Americans
  • Mark Ford ; "The Catcher in the Rye"
  • Hua Hsu ; The eye of Vietnam
  • Thi Phuong-Lan Bui
  • 1970, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker
  • Cheryl A. Wall ; Linda Lovelace
  • Ann Marlowe
  • 1973, Loisaida literature
  • Frances R. Aparicio ; Adrienne Rich, "Diving into the Wreck"
  • Maureen N. McLane
  • 1975, Gayl Jones
  • Robert O'Meally
  • Gish Jen ; James Jones, "From Here to Eternity"
  • 1981, Toni Morrison
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin
  • 1982, Edmund White, "A Boy's Own Story"
  • Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum ; "Wild Style"
  • Hua Hsu ; Maya Lin's wall
  • Anne M. Wagner ; Harriet Wilson
  • Saidiya V. Hartman
  • 1985, Henry Roth
  • Mario Materassi
  • 1987, Maxine Hong Kingston's "Tripmaster Monkey"
  • Lindsay Waters ; A soft voice
  • Seo-Young Chu
  • 1995, Philip Roth
  • Hana Wirth-Nesher
  • 2001, Twenty-first-century free verse
  • Stephen Burt
  • 2003, Richard Powers, "The Time of Our Singing"
  • Greil Marcus
  • 2005, Hurricane Katrina
  • Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
  • 2008, Barack Obama
  • M. Lynn Weiss
  • Kara Walker
  • 1952, Elia Kazan and the blacklist in Hollywood
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 1095 p.
Isbn
9780674035942
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014255
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316037906
  • (OCoLC)316037906
  • 1377802
  • 2086483
Label
A new literary history of America, edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1607, Fear and love in the Virginia colony
  • Adam Goodheart
  • 1630, A city upon a hill
  • Elizabeth Winthrop
  • 1643, A nearer neighbor to the Indians
  • Ted Widmer
  • 1666, Anne Bradstreet
  • Wai Chee Dimock
  • 1670, The American jeremiad
  • Emory Elliott ; The stamp of God's image
  • 1507, the name "America" appears on a map
  • Jason D. LaFountain
  • 1673, The Jesuit relations
  • Laurent Dubois
  • 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius
  • Alfred L. Brophy
  • 1692, The Salem witchcraft trials
  • Susan Castillo
  • 1693-1694, Edward Taylor
  • Werner Sollors
  • 1700, Samuel Sewall, "The selling of Joseph"
  • Toby Lester
  • David Blight
  • 1722, Benjamin Franklin, the Silence Dogood letters
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • 1740, The Great Awakening
  • Joanne Van Der Woude
  • Late 1740s, Two national anthems
  • John Picker
  • 1765, Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur
  • Leo Damrosch
  • 1773, Phillis Wheatley
  • 1521, Mexico in America
  • Rafia Zafar
  • 1776, The Declaration of Independence
  • Frank Kelleter
  • 1784, Charles Willson Peale
  • Michael Leja
  • 1787, James Madison's "Notes of the debates in the federal convention"
  • Mitchell Meltzer
  • 1787-1790, John Adams, "Discourses on Davila"
  • John Diggins
  • 1791, Philip Freneau and "The National Gazette"
  • Kirsten Silva Gruesz
  • Jeffrey L. Pasley
  • 1796, Washington's farewell address
  • François Furstenberg
  • 1798, Mary Rowlandson and the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • Nancy Armstrong
  • 1798, American gothic
  • Marc Amfreville --
  • 1536, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Ilan Stavans
  • 1585, "Counterfeited according to the truth"
  • Michael Gaudio
  • 1820, Landscape with birds
  • Christoph Irmscher
  • 1821, Sequoyah, the Cherokee syllabary
  • Lisa Brooks ; Junius Brutus Booth
  • Coppélia Kahn
  • 1822, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the Ojibwe firefly, and Longfellow's "Hiawatha"
  • David Treuer
  • 1852, Thomas Cole and the Hudson River school
  • Alan Wallach
  • 1826, Songs of the republic
  • 1801, Jefferson's first inaugural address
  • Steve Erickson ; Cooper's Leatherstocking tales
  • Richard Hutson
  • 1826, 1927 Transnational poetry
  • Stephen Burt
  • 1827, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon
  • Terryl L. Givens
  • 1828, David Walker, "Appeal, in four articles"
  • Tommie Shelby
  • 1830, Jump Jim Crow
  • W.T. Lhamon, Jr.
  • Jan Ellen Lewis
  • 1831, The "Cherokee Nation" decision
  • Philip Deloria
  • 1832, President Jackson's bank veto
  • Dan Feller
  • 1835, "Democracy in America"
  • Ted Widmer ; William Gilmore Simms, "The Yemassee"
  • Jeffrey Johnson ; "The Sacred harp"
  • Sean Wilentz
  • 1836, The Alamo and Texas border writing
  • Norma E. Cantú ; Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
  • 1804, The matter of Haiti
  • Kirsten Silva Gruesz
  • 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"
  • James Conant
  • 1838, "The Divinity School address"
  • Herwig Friedl ; The slave narrative
  • Caille Millner
  • 1841, "The murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • Robert Clark
  • 1846, James Russell Lowell's "Biglow papers"
  • Shelley Streeby ; Henry David Thoreau
  • Kaiama Glover
  • Jonathan Arac --
  • 1809, Cupola of the world
  • Judith Richardson
  • 1819, The Missouri crisis
  • John Stauffer
  • Winfried Fluck ; Frederick Douglass, "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?"
  • Liam Kennedy
  • 1854, Maria Cummins and sentimental fiction
  • Cindy Weinstein
  • 1855, Walt Whitman, "Leaves of grass"
  • Angus Fletcher
  • 1858, The Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • Michael T. Gilmore
  • 1859, The science of the Indian
  • Scott Richard Lyons
  • 1850, "The scarlet letter"
  • 1861, Emily Dickinson
  • Susan Stewart
  • 1862, The journeys of "Little women"
  • Shirley Samuels
  • 1865, Lincoln's second inaugural address
  • Ted Widmer ; "Conditions of repose"
  • Robin Kelsey
  • 1869, Carl Schurz
  • Michael Boyden
  • 1872, All men and women are created equal
  • Bharati Mukherjee ; Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalist movement
  • Laura Wexler
  • 1875, The Winchester rifle
  • Merritt Roe Smith
  • 1876, Melville in the dark
  • Kenneth W. Warren ; The art of telephony
  • Avital Ronell
  • 1878, "How to make our ideas clear"
  • Christopher Hookway
  • 1879, John Muir and nature writing
  • Scott Slovic
  • Lawrence Buell ; Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
  • 1881, Henry James, "Portait of a Lady"
  • Alide Cagidemetrio
  • 1884, Mark Twain's hairball
  • Ishmael Reed ; The Linotype machine
  • Lisa Gitelman ; The Southwest imagined
  • Leah Dilworth
  • 1885, The problem of error
  • James Conant ; Limits to violence
  • James Dawes ; Writing New Orleans
  • Andrei Codrescu
  • Clark Blaise
  • 1888, The introduction of motion pictures
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • 1889, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
  • Yael Schacher
  • 1893, Chief Simon Pokagon and Native American literature
  • David Treuer
  • 1895, Ida B. Wells, "A Red Record"
  • Jacqueline Goldsby
  • 1896, Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Lyrics of lowly life"
  • Judith Jackson Fossett ; Queen Lili'uokalani
  • 1851, "Moby-Dick"
  • Rob Wilson
  • 1897, The Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Monument
  • Richard Powers
  • 1898, Literature and imperialism
  • Amy Kaplan
  • 1899, "McTeague" [and] 1924, "Greed"
  • Gilberto Perez --
  • Greil Marcus ; "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
  • Beverly Lowry
  • 1852, Hawthorne's "Blithedale romance" and utopian communities
  • Aviva Taubenfeld ; The invention of the blues
  • Keith Taylor
  • 1944, The second Bill of Rights
  • Cass R. Sunstein
  • 1945, Bebop
  • Ingrid Monson ; Thomas Pynchon and modern war
  • Glenda Carpio ; The atom bomb
  • Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi
  • 1946, Integrating the military
  • Gerald Early
  • 1947, Tennessee Williams
  • Luc Sante ; One sees what one sees
  • Camille Paglia
  • 1948, Norbert Wiener, "Cybernetics"
  • David A. Mindell ; Saul Bellow
  • Ruth Wisse
  • 1949-1950, "The birth of cool"
  • Ted Gioia --
  • Daniel Albright
  • 1904, Henry James in America
  • Ross Posnock
  • 1905, "Little Nemo in Slumberland"
  • Kerry Roeder ; 1906, The Azusa Street revival
  • RJ Smith ; The San Francisco Earthquake
  • Kathleen Moran
  • 1911, "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
  • 1900, Henry Adams
  • Philip Furia
  • 1912, Lifeboats cut adrift
  • Alan Ackerman ; The lure of impossible things
  • Heather Love ; Tarzan begins his reign
  • Gerald Early
  • 1913, A modernist moment
  • Bonnie Costello
  • 1915, D.W. Griffith, "The Birth of a Nation"
  • Richard Schickel ; Robert Frost
  • Christian Wiman
  • T.J. Jackson Lears ; "The Wizard of Oz"
  • 1917, The philosopher and the millionaire
  • Richard J. Bernstein
  • 1920, Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues"
  • Daphne A. Brooks
  • 1921, Jean Toomer
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • 1922, T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence
  • Anita Patterson
  • 1923, Chaplinesque
  • David Thomson
  • Gerald Early ; 1900, "Sister Carrie" [and] 1905, "The House of Mirth"
  • 1942, F.O. Matthiessen meets Russell Cheney
  • Robert Polito ; The Johnson-Reed Act and ethnic literature
  • Yael Schacher
  • 1925, "The Great Gatsby"
  • Lan Tran ; Sinclair Lewis
  • Jeffrey Ferguson ; The Scopes trial
  • Michael Kazin ; Dorothy Parker
  • Catherine Keyser
  • 1926, "Fire!"
  • Carla Kaplan ; Hardboiled
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin
  • Walter Mosley ; The Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Joan Shelly Rubin
  • 1927, Carl Sandburg and "The American Songbag"
  • Paul Muldoon ; "Free to develop their faculties"
  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • 1928, Dilsey Gibson goes to church
  • Werner Sollors ; John Dos Passos
  • Phoebe Kosman ; The mouse that whistled
  • Karal Ann Marling
  • 1930, "You're swell!"
  • 1901, Charles W. Chesnutt, "The marrow of tradition"
  • Robert Gottlieb; "The Silent Enemy"
  • Micah Treuer ; Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
  • Sarah Vowell
  • 1931, Nevada legalizes gambling
  • David Thomson
  • 1932, Edmund Wilson's "The American jitters"
  • Anthony Grafton ; Arthur Miller
  • Andrea Most
  • 1932, The River Rouge plant and industrial beauty
  • John M. Staudenmaiser ; Ned Cobb
  • John Edgar Wideman; 1901, 1903, The problem of the color line
  • Robert Cantwell
  • 1933, "Baby Face" is censored
  • Stephanie Zacharek ; FDR's first Fireside chat
  • Paula Rabinowitz
  • 1934, Robert Penn Warren
  • Howell Raines
  • 1935, The Popular Front
  • Angela Miller ; The skyscraper
  • Sarah Whiting ; Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Michael Tolkin ; "Porgy and Bess"
  • Arnold Rampersad
  • John Rockwell
  • 1936, "Gone with the Wind" and "Absalom, Absalom!"
  • Carolyn Porter ; Two days in Harlem
  • Adam Bradley ; "Life" begins
  • Michael Lesy
  • 1938, Superman
  • Douglas Wolk ; Jelly Roll Morton speaks
  • Marybeth Hamilton
  • 1939, Billie Holiday, "Strange fruit"
  • Robert O'Meally ; Up from invisibility
  • 1903, "The real American has not yet arrived"
  • Josef Jařab
  • 1940, "No way like the American way"
  • Erika Doss
  • 1940-1944, Preston Sturges
  • Douglas McGrath
  • 1941, An insolent style
  • Carrie Tirado Bramen ; "Citizen Kane"
  • Joseph McBride ; The word "multicultural"
  • Werner Sollors
  • 1943, Hemmingway's paradise, Hemingway's prose
  • Michael Ventura ; C.L.R. James
  • Donald E. Pease
  • 1953, The song in country music
  • Dave Hickey
  • 1954, Wallace Stevens, "Collected poems"
  • Helen Vendler
  • 1955, "The self-respect of my people"
  • Monica L. Miller ; A.J. Liebling and the Marciano-Moore fight
  • Carlo Rotella ; A generation in miniature
  • Richard Candida Smith ; Nabokov's "Lolita"
  • 1950, "Damned busy painting"
  • Stephen Schiff
  • 1956, "Roll over Beethoven"
  • James Miller
  • 1957, Dr. Seuss
  • Philip Nel
  • 1959, "Nobody's perfect"
  • William J. Mann
  • 1960, "Psycho"
  • William Beard ; More than a game
  • Michael MacCambridge
  • T.J. Clark
  • 1961, JFK's inaugural address and "Catch-22"
  • Charles Taylor ; The author as advertisement
  • David Thomson
  • 1962, Bob Dylan writes "Song to Woody"
  • Joshua Clover ; "White elephant art vs. termite art"
  • Howard Hampton
  • 1963, "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
  • George Hutchinson
  • 1964, Robert Lowell's "For the Union dead"
  • Peter Sacks ; "The last stand on earth"
  • 1951, A poet among painters
  • Gary Kamiya
  • 1965, The Council on Interracial Books for Children
  • Dianne Johnson ; "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
  • David Bradley
  • 1968, Norman Mailer
  • Mary Gaitskill ; The illusory babels of language
  • Hal Foster ; The plight of conservative literature
  • Michael Kimmage
  • 1969, Eilzabeth Bishop, "Complete poems"
  • Laura Quinney ; The first Asian Americans
  • Mark Ford ; "The Catcher in the Rye"
  • Hua Hsu ; The eye of Vietnam
  • Thi Phuong-Lan Bui
  • 1970, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker
  • Cheryl A. Wall ; Linda Lovelace
  • Ann Marlowe
  • 1973, Loisaida literature
  • Frances R. Aparicio ; Adrienne Rich, "Diving into the Wreck"
  • Maureen N. McLane
  • 1975, Gayl Jones
  • Robert O'Meally
  • Gish Jen ; James Jones, "From Here to Eternity"
  • 1981, Toni Morrison
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin
  • 1982, Edmund White, "A Boy's Own Story"
  • Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum ; "Wild Style"
  • Hua Hsu ; Maya Lin's wall
  • Anne M. Wagner ; Harriet Wilson
  • Saidiya V. Hartman
  • 1985, Henry Roth
  • Mario Materassi
  • 1987, Maxine Hong Kingston's "Tripmaster Monkey"
  • Lindsay Waters ; A soft voice
  • Seo-Young Chu
  • 1995, Philip Roth
  • Hana Wirth-Nesher
  • 2001, Twenty-first-century free verse
  • Stephen Burt
  • 2003, Richard Powers, "The Time of Our Singing"
  • Greil Marcus
  • 2005, Hurricane Katrina
  • Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
  • 2008, Barack Obama
  • M. Lynn Weiss
  • Kara Walker
  • 1952, Elia Kazan and the blacklist in Hollywood
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 1095 p.
Isbn
9780674035942
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014255
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316037906
  • (OCoLC)316037906
  • 1377802
  • 2086483

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