A Short Literary History of the United States offers an
introduction to American Literature for students who want to
acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and
works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it
provides an essential overview of the different currents in
American literature in an accessible, engaging style. This book
features: * the pre-colonial era to the present, including new
media formats * the evolution of literary traditions, themes, and
aesthetics * readings of individual texts, contextualized within
American cultural history * literary theory in the United States *
a core reading list in American Literature * an extended glossary
and study aid. This book is ideal as a companion to courses in
American Literature and American Studies, or as a study aid for
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