Theory of the American Novel (Rinehart editions) ebook
by George Perkins
by George B. Perkins. ISBN13:9780030813924.
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The term Great American Novel (GAN) refers to a canonical novel that is thought to have captured the spirit of American life. These novels are generally written by Americans and deal in some way with the question of America's national character. The Great American Novel is sometimes considered America's equivalent of the national epic. There is no consensus on which novel or novels deserve to be called the Great American Novel
Reprinted in Perkins, George, e. The Theory of the American Novel (New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1970), p. 302. 10. Scudder, Horace, Mr. Howells's Literary Creed, Atlantic Monthly 18 (1891), 569; Matthews, Brander, Recent Essays in Fiction, Cosmopolitan (11 1891), 125, 126. 11. LFA, p. 101.
The idea of the Great American Novel is the concept of a novel of high literary merit which shows the culture of. .Theoretically, such a work would be the greatest American book on American culture which could ever be written
The idea of the Great American Novel is the concept of a novel of high literary merit which shows the culture of the United States at a specific time in the country's history. The novel is presumably written by an American author who is knowledgeable about the state, culture, and perspective of the common American citizen. Theoretically, such a work would be the greatest American book on American culture which could ever be written Books referred to as a Great American Novel.
Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 – September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1920. Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase.
During the 1850s, as the United States headed toward civil war, more and more stories by and about enslaved and free African Americans were written. The American novel took on a dizzying number of forms after World War II. Realist, metafictional, postmodern, absurdist, autobiographical, short, long, fragmentary, feminist, stream of consciousness-these and dozens more labels can be applied to the vast output of American novelists.
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As Barzun tells us, Edgar Allan Foe is not only the founding father and "the complete authority" on the form but also . It was the golden age of the classic form, and though the American Poe was considered the inventor of the form, England was where the traditional side of the genre flourished.
As Barzun tells us, Edgar Allan Foe is not only the founding father and "the complete authority" on the form but also the one who "first made the point that the regular novel and the legitimate mystery will not combine. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with Sherlock Holmes as his detective and Dr. John H. Watson as his narrator straight man, had earlier brought the detective short story to its finest flowering. And Agatha Christie polished the puzzle form, particularly in her novels, to perfection.
The old school of novel theory has long been associated with Henry James; the new school allies itself with the Russian . Winner of the 1998 Barbara and George Perkins Prize for the best book on narrative in 1998, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.
The old school of novel theory has long been associated with Henry James; the new school allies itself with the Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. In this book, the author argues that actually it was the compatibility of Bakhtin with James that prompted Anglo-American theorists to embrace Bakhtin with such enthusiasm. In recent decades, literary critics have praised novel theory for abandoning its formalist roots and defining the novel as a vehicle of social discourse.