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American Naturalism
  • Trim Size: 6-1/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791078973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-7897-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 350

Summary

Determinism and self-reliance were two of the characteristics American authors sought to portray in the novels of this literary period, reflecting a more realistic view of the country with the rise of industrialism in the late 19th century.

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Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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