By Adam Augustyn
Might be the main defining attribute of yank literature composed after global struggle II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental sort. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African american citizens and girls and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has gradually started to reflect the yank inhabitants in range and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine seriously in regards to the social concerns and concepts which are as a lot part of sleek American lifestyles as they're of contemporary American literature
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Antecedents to black humour include the comedies of Aristophanes (5th century bce), François Rabelais’s Pantagruel (1532), parts of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and Voltaire’s Candide (1759). A. in 1952. The next year, he began teaching at Pennsylvania State University, and in 1965 he moved to the State University of New York at Buffalo as professor of English and writer-in-residence. He was a professor of English and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University from 1973 to 1995.
William Shawn was the magazine’s editor in chief from 1952 to 1987, when he was succeeded by Robert Gottlieb, formerly a book editor and executive at Alfred A. Knopf publishers. In 1992 a Briton, Tina Brown, formerly editor of Vanity Fair, replaced Gottlieb. Under Brown’s editorship, cosmetic changes to the magazine’s traditionally conservative layout were introduced, coverage of popular 45 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 culture was enhanced, and more photographs were published.
Burroughs, abandoning plot and coherent characterization, used a drug addict’s consciousness to depict a hideous modern landscape. William Seward Burroughs was an American writer of experimental novels that evoke, in deliberately erratic prose, a nightmarish, sometimes wildly humorous world. His sexual explicitness (he was an avowed and outspoken homosexual) and the frankness with which he dealt with his experiences as a drug addict won him a following among writers of the Beat movement. Burroughs was born in 1914, the grandson of the inventor of the Burroughs adding machine.
American Literature from 1945 Through Today (The Britannica Guide to World Literature) by Adam Augustyn