By Philip R. Yannella
This ebook situates American literature from the good melancholy to the current day in its historic context
- Explores the concerns that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
- Draws on various records from journal and newspaper bills to govt stories and demanding non-fiction
- The publication covers political ferment of the Nineteen Thirties; post-World conflict II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic swap; juvenile delinquency, psychological sickness and the belief of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration
- Designed to be appropriate with the key anthologies of literature from the period
- Equips scholars and normal readers with the mandatory historic context had to comprehend the writings from this era and gives unique and precious readings that exhibit how context contributes to meaning
- Includes a ancient timeline, that includes key literary works, American presidents, and old events
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In the left-dominated literary culture of the 1930s, I’ll Take My Stand was almost universally regarded as retrograde and racist. Similar treatment was given E. E. ” Cummings’s book was met mostly with silence. But the Modernist writer Ezra Pound thought it was a major literary work. Pound, who had lived in Italy for many years and supported the fascist side in World War II, made more than one hundred pro-fascist broadcasts on Italian radio during the war. ”12 (After the war, the government arrested Pound for treason and brought him back to the US to stand trial.
Her 1933 story “The Gilded Six Bits,” her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), and a number of her folklore studies – Hurston was a trained anthropologist – presented readers with nuanced, textured depictions of town and domestic life in a part of the country that had always been remote, mysterious, and subject to ridicule. Eudora Welty’s early stories, the first collections of which were published in 1941 and 1943, represented mostly white folk The Depression and the Early 1940s 23 going about their mundane daily business in the Mississippi countryside and small towns.
The threat of a Communist takeover of the world mounted in the first years after the war. The Soviet Union consolidated its power in its satellite states in the late 1940s. In August 1949, it tested its first atomic bomb, thus bringing to an end the American monopoly on nuclear weapons. A few weeks later, on October 1, after a long civil war in which the United States supported the losing side, China became a Communist state allied with the Soviet Union. A short time later, border clashes began between Communist North Korea, an ally of the Soviet Union and China, and South Korea, an American ally.
American Literature in Context after 1929 by Philip R. Yannella