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The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 6th Vol.1

 
지은이 : Nina Baym
출판사 : Norton
페이지수 : 2600
ISBN : 0393977935
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A survey of American literature from its 16th-centuryu origins to its flourishing present, this sixth edition offers the work of 242 writers - 30 newly included - representing the extraordinary wealth and diversity of American literature. Among the many works included in their entirety are Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", Thoreau's "Walden", Douglass's "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave", Clemens's "Huckleberry Finn", Chopin's "The Awakening", Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying", "Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire", Larsen's "Quicksand", Ginsberg's "Howl", Mamet's "Glengarry, Glen Ross" and Parks's "The America Play". Informative introductions, headnotes, footnotes and bibliographies accompany the text.

Nina Baym (Ph.D. Harvard) is Swanlund Endowed Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor Emerita of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The Shape of Hawthorne뭩 Career; Woman뭩 Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820?870; Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America; American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790?860; American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences and most recently, Women Writers of the American West, 1833?927. Some of her essays are collected in Feminism and American Literary History; she has also edited and introduced many reissues of work by earlier American women writers, from Judith Sargent Murray through Kate Chopin. In 2000 she received the MLA뭩 Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary studies.

Wayne Franklin (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) is Professor and Head of English, University of Connecticut. He is the author of James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years (the first volume of his definitive biography, from Yale University Press), The New World of James Fenimore Cooper, and Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America. He is the editor of American Voices, American Lives: A Documentary Reader and The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, A Norton Critical Edition, and co-editor, with Michael Steiner, of Mapping American Culture

Philip F. Gura (Ph.D. Harvard) is William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of many books, including The Wisdom of Words: Language, Theology, and Literature in the New England Renaissance; A Glimpse of Sion뭩 Glory: Puritan Radicalism in New England, 1620?660; Jonathan Edwards, America뭩 Evangelical; and American Transcendentalism: A History. For ten years he was editor of the journal Early American Literature. He is an elected member of the Society of American Historians, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

Arnold Krupat (Ph.D. Columbia) is Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of, among other books, Ethnocriticism: Ethnography, History, Literature; Red Matters: Native American Studies; and, most recently, All That Remains: Varieties of Indigenous Expression (2009). He is the editor of a number of anthologies, including Native American Autobiography: An Anthology and New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism. With Brian Swann, he edited Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, which won the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Award for best book of nonfiction prose in 2001.

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford) is Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville; Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism. He has edited a number of books, including The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville; Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader; Hemispheric American Studies; and a Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne뭩 The House of the Seven Gables. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Vol. A: American Literature to 1820
Vol. B: American Literature, 1820-1865

"My grandaughter requested this set for her collection of study books @: Oxford.She told me it had to be 7th. edition and Amazon had both and @ the right price!"
 
"I had to buy the second package for a class, and it was so good that I wanted to get this as well. Pick it up. There's not another single place (although it is 5 volumes in total) that covers more American authors, at least not one I've seen. Most are quick and short, but it's a nice introduction to those authors. There are many complete works. Enough to whet you appetite for more great reading, in my eyes. I think these are the best compilation volumes out there. And there are many authors covering a broad range of material. It's a good buy. "

"the reviewer from los angeles is evaluating what he calls a university trend, not these marvelous and comprehensive anthologies. moreover, of the three authors to whom he accords canonical status, cooper (whom twain absolutely reviled) and poe both remain controversial. a teacher of literature myself, i find cooper remarkably unimaginative and intolerably inefficient. His Rivenoak speaks that condescending white-guy version of "plain-ole-injun-talk", praising Natty Bumpo's decency 8 or 10 times in a single numb paragraph. we read cooper because of his influence, not his raw merits. further, cooper, like the astounding melville, was a 1930's revisionist canon re-admission; in fact, joseph conrad was asked to write an introduction to a melville volume and refused, writing back that he saw nothing of value in his writing. meanwhile, countless novels that (in their day) sold many, many times more than any of these folks are simply not read any more. so we've completely revised the canon that way too, judging as disposable most of the literature that real american readers of former times couldn't get enough of. who were the successful authors? hawthorne called them "that damn tribe of scribbling women," which accounts--in the words of a canon fixture himself (and one i utterly venerate)--for what we now ignorantly call "gender studies," and the concommitant revision of antholgies. as for native amnerican authors, we can at least say that cooper would be nowhere without them, and having read them on their own merits we can say much more, and with deep appreciation.

at any rate, norton is expanding their antholgies in size as they add these "other" writers, so that their additions do not come at the expense of the conservative canon. norton offers us the familiar and the recovered side-by side, so we needn't get anxious. their anthology is a thoroughgoing record and celebration of the complete american literary tradition, as it was advanced and read by living americans. "


W.W. Norton & Company broke the mold with this collection of American literary works, as they do with most all of their collections (I'm also quite taken with their Western World Literature collection). Among the complete works are such timeless tales as Walden, Benito Cereno, The Scarlet Letter, and Douglass' Narrative of the Life, each a significant piece not just among American literature, but among American history.

"What I find particularly enjoyable is the fact that it holds so many different pieces that if there is a time in which I have nothing better to do, Norton's American Literature Anthology most likely will have something to suit my mood. Among the many poems, essays, and narratives, there is surely something new to find whether being a piece of literary work or a symbolic significance to search for within a piece I may have already looked through. It is something I plan to keep on my bookshelf to enjoy for a very long time."
   
 
   
 
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