By Robert Paul Lamb
A significant other to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking choice of essays written by means of major critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and basic readers.
- An exceedingly broad-ranging and obtainable Companion to the learn of yankee fiction of the post-civil conflict interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays through best students, every one of which offers a synthesis of the easiest learn and gives an unique point of view
- Divided into sections on historic traditions and genres, contexts and issues, and significant authors
- Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical subject matters, authors, literatures, and important methods
- Explores leading edge themes, similar to ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the impact of Darwin on fiction
Chapter 1 The perform and merchandising of yankee Literary Realism (pages 15–34): Nancy Glazener
Chapter 2 pleasure and realization within the Romance culture (pages 35–52): William J. Scheick
Chapter three The Sentimental and household Traditions, 1865–1900 (pages 53–76): Gregg Camfield
Chapter four Morality, Modernity, and “Malarial Restlessness”: American Realism in its Anglo?European Contexts (pages 77–95): Winfried Fluck
Chapter five American Literary Naturalism (pages 96–118): Christophe Den Tandt
Chapter 6 American Regionalism: neighborhood colour, nationwide Literature, worldwide Circuits (pages 119–139): June Howard
Chapter 7 girls Authors and the Roots of yank Modernism (pages 140–148): Linda Wagner?Martin
Chapter eight the fast tale and the Short?Story series, 1865–1914 (pages 149–174): J. Gerald Kennedy
Chapter nine Ecological Narrative and Nature Writing (pages 177–200): S. okay. Robisch
Chapter 10 “The Frontier Story”: The Violence of Literary heritage (pages 201–221): Christine Bold
Chapter eleven local American Narratives: Resistance and Survivance (pages 222–239): Gerald Vizenor
Chapter 12 Representing the Civil battle and Reconstruction: From Uncle Tom to Uncle Remus (pages 240–259): Kathleen Diffley
Chapter thirteen Engendering the Canon: Women's Narratives, 1865–1914 (pages 260–278): Grace Farrell
Chapter 14 Confronting the obstacle: African American Narratives (pages 279–295): Dickson D. Bruce
Chapter 15 Fiction's Many towns (pages 296–317): Sidney H. Bremer
Chapter sixteen Mapping the tradition of Abundance: Literary Narratives and buyer tradition (pages 318–339): Sarah means Sherman
Chapter 17 secrets and techniques of the Master's Deed field: Narrative and sophistication (pages 340–355): Christopher P. Wilson
Chapter 18 Ethnic Realism (pages 356–376): Robert M. Dowling
Chapter 19 Darwin, technological know-how, and Narrative (pages 377–394): Bert Bender
Chapter 20 Writing within the “Vulgar Tongue”: legislation and American Narrative (pages 395–410): William E. Moddelmog
Chapter 21 making plans Utopia (pages 411–427): Thomas Peyser
Chapter 22 American kid's Narrative as Social feedback, 1865–1914 (pages 428–448): Gwen Athene Tarbox
Chapter 23 an concept of Order at harmony: Soul and Society within the brain of Louisa might Alcott (pages 451–467): John Matteson
Chapter 24 the USA Can holiday Your middle: at the value of Mark Twain (pages 468–498): Robert Paul Lamb
Chapter 25 William Dean Howells and the Bourgeois Quotidian: Affection, Skepticism, Disillusion (pages 499–517): Michael Anesko
Chapter 26 Henry James in a brand new Century (pages 518–535): John Carlos Rowe
Chapter 27 towards a Modernist Aesthetic: The Literary Legacy of Edith Wharton (pages 536–556): Candace Waid and Clare Colquitt
Chapter 28 Sensations of favor: The Literary Realism of Stephen Crane (pages 557–571): William E. Cain
Chapter 29 Theodore Dreiser and the strength of the private (pages 572–585): Clare Virginia Eby
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In the work of Norris, Stephen Crane, and Theodore Dreiser, naturalism focused on characters subject to precisely the sudden failures (as well as occasional successes) that the Putnam’s reviewer had dismissed: California farmers are ruined in a battle against the railroad’s high transportation costs in Norris’s The Octopus (1901); the protagonist of Crane’s Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (1893) is forced to become a prostitute; and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (1900) juxtaposes the fall of a Chicago businessman with the rise of a young actress.
The artistic operations involved in realism were supposed to be harnessed to a project of representation, not fabrication. Accordingly, early nineteenth-century romance writers were deprecated by realists either for distorting reality (for which Mark Twain criticized both James Fenimore Cooper, in ‘‘Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences’’ , and Sir Walter Scott, in Life on the Mississippi ), or for failing to try to capture it (in the case of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was admired but often relegated to quaint social irrelevance [Brodhead 1986: 82] – unless he was reclassified as a realist [Howells 1967: 115]).
For instance, each of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s four major novels is prefaced with some discussion of the author’s half-apologetic choice to pursue dreamy, moonlit romance. In his ‘‘Preface’’ to The House of the Seven Gables (1851) he claims that romance offers ‘‘a certain latitude, both as to its fashion and material,’’ in contrast to the Novel, which aims ‘‘at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and ordinary course of man’s experience’’ (Hawthorne 1983: 351). An American reviewer writing in Putnam’s New Monthly Magazine in 1857 epitomized the reaction against romance that prompted Hawthorne’s defensiveness: I have passed the period of romance.
A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914 by Robert Paul Lamb