Literature in America: An Illustrated History

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CUP Archive, 25.08.1989 - 587 Seiten
The entire span of American literature, in all its variety, from the early seventeenth-century to the late 1980s, is vividly recorded in this authoritative book. Professor Conn summarises the distinctive achievement of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who together make up the fabric of America's literary heritage. Classics such as Thoreau, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison - all are expertly placed in their literary, historical, and cultural context. The scope of the book is enlarged by helpful chronological tables, an annotated guide to further reading, and above all by abundant illustrations. Its almost 200 half tones and colour plates comprise portraits and photographs of writers, original illustrations from novels, scenes from famous productions of plays, reproductions of manuscripts, paintings, cartoons, and rare printed material - an exceptional range of visual images which enrich and extend the book's discussion.
 

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Conn presents a rather compact, encapsulated literary history that is very much historical in intent and achievement. From the first chapter, "The Colonial Experience,'' to the last, "Midcentury and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE
1
Robert Johnson Nova Britannia
2
John Smith General Historie of Virginia
4
John Smith A Description of New England
7
Harvard College
8
John Winthrop
9
Plymouth Plantation
11
Cotton Mather sermon on the death of Mrs Hannah Sewall
13
Henry and William James
243
Bret Harte The Heathen Chinee
252
Illustration from George Washington Harris Sut Lovingoods Yams
253
Petroleum V
255
E W Kemble illustration from Huckleberry Finn
258
Farmington Avenue Hartford Connecticut
259
William Dean Howells
262
Illustration from Charles W Caryl New Era
267

Samuel Sewall
21
Manuscript page from Samuel Sewalls Diary
22
Edward Johnson The Wonderworking Providence of Sions Saviour in New England
28
Richard Mather
30
Thomas Smith selfportrait
37
Slave auction broadside
38
Title page Bay Psalm Book
43
The Joseph Tapping stone 1678 Kings Chapel Boston
46
Anne Bradstreet
54
Anne Bradstreet The Tenth Muse
55
Edward Taylor Meditation I 38
58
The Mason Children
65
Matthew Pratt The American School
66
Jonathan Edwards
67
4 New England Primer
69
5 William Byrd II
71
William Bartram drawing
75
FORGING A NATIONAL LITERATURE
77
Benjamin West Benjamin Franldin with Kite and Key
78
Benjamin Bannekers Almanac
80
Poor Richards Almanack
81
Bowless Moral Pictures
82
Thomas Paine
86
Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence
87
Virginia State Capitol
88
George Washington
89
Runagate Runagate Robert Hayden 466
90
Phillis Wheatley Poems
91
Gustavus Vassa Olaudah Equiano
93
Diagram eighteenthcentury British slave ship
94
Joel Barlow
98
Frontispiece from Royall Tyler The Contrast
100
John Trumbull The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunkers Hill June 17 1775
102
Susanna Rowson Charlotte Temple
104
Eighteenthcentury crewelwork
108
Eastman Johnson Old Kentucky Home
109
George Caleb Bingham Daniel Boone
110
Christian Schussele Washington Irving and His Friends
114
John Quidor The Return of Rip Van Winkle
117
F O C Darley Ichabod Crane
118
James Fenimore Cooper
119
Scene from The Spy
120
Asher Durand Kindred Spirits
127
William Sidney Mount The Painters Triumph
128
George Catlin The Buffalos Back Fat
130
Shoshoni elkhide painting
132
Edgar Allan Poe
134
Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee
137
DEMOCRATIC VISTAS
141
Title page and table of contents The Pioneer
150
James Russell Lowell
152
Headpiece The Liberator
154
Original architects sketch of Glen Ellen
156
Ralph Waldo Emerson
164
Henry David Thoreau
174
Title page Walden
176
Horace Pippin John Brown Going to His Hanging
181
Cover AntiSlavery Almanac
183
Advertisement Uncle Toms Cabin
184
Title page Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
187
Theodore R Davis A Slave Auction at the South
188
Frederick Douglass
189
7i Illustration from Mason Weems The Life of George Washington
190
7a Brook Farm in 1844
196
Nathaniel Hawthorne
200
Sophia Hawthorne illustration for The Gentle Boy
202
Herman Melville
204
Title page Hawthornes copy of Melvilles MobyDick
208
Frontispiece portrait first edition of Leaves of Grass
211
Walt Whitman
215
Abraham Lincoln
218
Alexander Gardner Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter
220
Emily Dickinson
224
Ruskin John
225
Emily Dickinson A little madness in the spring
228
AN AGE OF LITERARY ENTERPRISE
231
New York City dry goods district 1880s
232
Corliss Engine Hall of Machinery Philadelphia Centennial Exposition
235
John Dost American Progress
236
Illustration from Horatio Alger Herbert Carters Legacy or The Inventors Son
239
Thomas Nast The Tammany Tiger Loose
240
Mary E Wilkins Freeman
270
Thomas Hovenden Breaking Home Ties
274
Lafcadio Hearn cartoon for Creole Sketches
276
Jacob Riis Bandits Roost
280
Court of Honor Worlds Columbian Exposition
281
Advertisement Buffalo Bills Wild West Show
284
Frederic Remington Mounting a Wild One
285
Frontispiece F Marion Crawford Via Cruris
286
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
290
MODERNISTS AND MUCKRAKERS
295
Augustus SaintGaudens Adams Memorial
300
The Nave at Chartres from Henry Adams MontSaintMichri and Chartres
301
Henry James
302
Alvin Langdon Coburn Portland Place
305
Hester Street
306
11o Edith Wharton
307
Illustration from The House of Mirth
310
George Bellows The Lone Tenement
313
Theodore Ore iser
314
John Sloan cover of The Masses
319
Jack London
321
Willa Cather
322
Frontispiece Booker T Washington The Story of My Life and Work
324
W E B Du Bois and founders of the Niagara Movement
326
Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas
331
Ezra Pound
333
T S Eliot
335
Robert Frost
337
Frank Lloyd Wright drawing from The Wasmuth Portfolio
340
Edward Steichen photomontage of Carl Sandburg
342
Sherwood Anderson
344
Map from Winesburg Ohio
346
Chapter
348
BETWEEN THE WARS
350
Jacket E E Cummings The Enormous Room
351
Frontispiece and title page Ernest Hemingway In Our Time
353
George Jean Nathan and H L Mencken
359
Sinclair Lewis
362
Sauk Centre Minnesota
363
Eugene ONeill
367
Scene from Long Days Journey into Night
370
Hart Crane
371
William Carlos Williams
374
Marianne Moore
378
Marianne Moore sketch of a diamondback turtle
379
Wallace Stevens
380
Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
385
F Scott Zelda and Scottie
387
Grant Wood Overmantel Decoration
393
Linocut from Giacomo Patri White Collar
396
Scene from Lillian Hellman The Childrens Hour
397
Directors of the Group Theatre
399
Scene from Clifford Odets Waiting for Lefty
400
Cover Anzia Yezierska Bread Givers
401
Walker Evans photograph from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
407
Reginald Marsh drawing for U S A
410
Raphael Soyer The Mission
412
John Steinbeck
414
Dorothy Lange Ditched Stalled and Stranded San Joaquin Valley California
416
Saffin John 42
418
Ellen Glasgow
419
The Fugitives
421
Katherine Anne Porter
425
William Faulkner Pierrot Standing from The Marionettes
427
William Faulkner map of Yoknapatawpha County
430
Zora Neale Hurston
435
Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas
438
Nathanael West
439
Trylon and Perisphere New York Worlds Fair
441
MIDCENTURY AND BEYOND
443
Levittown Long Island in the 1950s
446
Wright Morris photograph from The Home Place
448
Martin Luther King Jr Washington D C
449
Charles Olson at Black Mountain
453
San Francisco Actors Workshop
476
Literary chronology
537
Chronology of American events
543
Books for further reading
558
Index
569
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