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All the 18 essays during this quantity specializes in a unmarried paintings of yank literature. Written in transparent, jargon-free sort by means of collage and college professors, each one explores the nuances of the paintings -- issues, characterization, use of language -- allowing the scholar to appreciate, interpret and write in regards to the classics. quantity 2 covers Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy," Sarah Orne Jewett's "The state of the Pointed Firs," Saul Bellow's "Herzog," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night," and "The nice Gatsby," Edith Warton's "Ethan Frome," Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" and others. Volumes additionally characteristic timelines, writer chronologies, bibliographies with additional analyzing feedback and cumulative indexes.
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Readers today are lured by the self-indulgent hedonism and amazing intellectual fervor apparent in the works of writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Collette, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein. Alice B. Toklas (1933) captures the quintessence of that popular book. Apart from conveying personal stories from the lives of the "two americans," Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice Toklas, the Autobiography is an intricate novel that describes the development of cubism and modernism in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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