American Writers Classics, Volume 2 by Jay Parini PDF

By Jay Parini

ISBN-10: 0684312689

ISBN-13: 9780684312682

All of the 18 essays during this quantity makes a speciality of a unmarried paintings of yankee literature. Written in transparent, jargon-free kind through collage and collage professors, every one explores the nuances of the paintings -- topics, characterization, use of language -- permitting the scholar to understand, interpret and write concerning the classics. quantity 2 covers Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy," Sarah Orne Jewett's "The nation 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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Chester rowed the boat into South Bay, a remote inlet well hidden from prying eyes. There, in the late afternoon, he allegedly took out his tennis racket and struck Grace in the forehead with it. The force of the blow pitched her into the water and, not being able to swim, she soon drowned as Gillette looked on. Gillette was arrested three days later in a nearby town and was promptly indicted for first-degree murder. RESEARCHING AND WRITING AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Dreiser was thoroughly familiar with the Chester Gillette case from the sensational and heavily illustrated newspaper coverage of Gillette's trial in late 1906, but fourteen years would elapse before he decided to use Gillette's story as the basis of his fourth attempt to write a cautionary crime novel.

In Shakespeare and Southern Writers: A Study in Influence. Edited by Philip C. Kolin. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985. Pp. 137-158. ) Woodell, Harold. All the King's Men: The Search for a Usable Past. New York: Twayne, 1993. (The only single-author book devoted exclusively to All the King's Men. ) 18 Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy ROBERT NIEMI I pessimistic novels attacking American capitalism. Dreiser's political sympathies were, indeed, with the radical Left and his writing was often excessively wordy and sometimes clumsy, but it is nowhere near as awful as his detractors claim.

Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 32 (autumn 1978): 211-221. Kliman, Bernice. " Literature/Film Quarterly 5 (summer 1977): 258-268. Lehan, Richard. " College English 25 (December 1963): 187-193. Theodore Dreiser: His World and His Novels. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1969. Lingeman, Richard R. Theodore Dreiser. Vol. 2, An American Journeyy 1908-1945. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990. Lundquist, James. Theodore Dreiser. New York: Ungar, 1974. Lydenberg, John, ed.

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