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The small town in American literature

Cook, David M.

The small town in American literature

by Cook, David M.

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • College readers.,
  • City and town life -- Literary collections.,
  • American literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by David M. Cook, Craig G. Swauger.
    ContributionsSwauger, Craig G., joint comp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1122 .C59 1977
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 253 p. ;
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4893480M
    ISBN 100060413530
    LC Control Number76026489
    OCLC/WorldCa2373289

    E. W. Howe (), editor of the Atchison Globe, published The Story of a Country Town () to much critical acclaim. Although he did not start the rush of literature that skewers the American small town (Sinclair Lewis’ Main Street is probably the best-known and most lasting example of that vitriol), he was certainly important. Edith Wharton wins the Pulitzer Prize for literature for The Age of Innocence. Although some of the judges wished to award the prize to Sinclair Lewis's Main Street, others believe Lewis's book to be too negative in its representation of small-town America.

    Jeopardy AMERICAN LITERATURE Questions. Collection of crowd sourced questions and answers for the Jeopardy game. In Cold Blood recounts the murder of the Clutter family in a small town in this state. View Answer. Category: This book begins Early in the spring of in the village of Juffure a man-child was born to Omoro and Binta. American Literature Use maps to enhance teaching about plot lines, authors’ lives, and the historical context surrounding some of the most important and commonly read stories in high school American literature classes.

    Small Towns - Fiction. 1 - 20 of results Big Lies in a Small Town. by Diane Chamberlain. Hardcover $ $ Current price is for Sylvie Lee, the iconic, New York Times-bestselling debut novel that introduced an important Chinese-American voice with an inspiring story of an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and. Great Road Trips in American Literature philosophical book that masquerades as a simple story of a United States after two decades in England to search for the perfect American small town Author: Abby Callard.


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