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Author Delbanco, Andrew, 1952-

Title Required reading : why our American classics matter now / Andrew Delbanco.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.9 D376r    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, [226] p. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Melville's sacramental style -- Thoreau faces death -- Little woman who started the great war -- Two Lincolns -- Henry Adams and the end of the world -- Short, unhappy life of Stephen Crane -- Was Kate Chopin a feminist? -- Lyrical Dreiser -- What would Edith Wharton think? -- New Native Son -- Political incorrectness of Zora Neale Hurston -- Reading for pleasure.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Politics and literature.
Literature and society.
Books and reading.
Liberalism in literature.
Democracy in literature.
Canon (Literature)
ISBN 0374230072 (alk. paper)
0374525595 (pbk.)

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