The Norton Anthology of American Literature

The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries.

Author: Robert S Levine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393264548

Category: Literary Collections

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The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.

Lost Loss in American Elegiac Poetry

Karen Weisman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 214. 54. William Cullen Bryant, “Thanatopsis,” in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Eighth Edition, Vol. I, ed. Nina Baym (New York: W. W. Norton, 2013), 494. 55.

Author: Toshiaki Komura

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793612632

Category: Literary Criticism

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Lost Loss in American Elegiac Poetry: Tracing Inaccessible Grief from Stevens to Post-9/11 examines contemporary literary expressions of losses that are “lost” on us, inquiring what it means to “lose” loss and what happens when dispossessory experiences go unacknowledged or become inaccessible. Toshiaki Komura analyzes a range of elegiac poetry that does not neatly align with conventional assumptions about the genre, including Wallace Stevens’s “The Owl in the Sarcophagus,” Sylvia Plath’s last poems, Elizabeth Bishop’s Geography III, Sharon Olds’s The Dead and the Living, Louise Glück’s Averno, and poems written after 9/11. What these poems reveal at the intersection of personal and communal mourning are the mechanism of cognitive myth-making involved in denied grief and its social and ethical implications. Engaging with an assortment of philosophical, psychoanalytic, and psychological theories, Lost Loss in American Elegiac Poetry elucidates how poetry gives shape to the vague despondency of unrecognized loss and what kind of phantomic effects these equivocal grieving experiences may create.

Virtuous Citizens

Counterpublics and Sociopolitical Agency in Transatlantic Literature Kendall McClellan ... “Reading Sedgwick Now: Empathy and Ethics in Early America. ... In The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Eighth Edition, vol. 1 ...

Author: Kendall McClellan

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817320812

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Demonstrates how contemporary manifestations of civic publics trace directly to the early days of nationhood The rise of the bourgeois public sphere and the contemporaneous appearance of counterpublics in the eighteenth century deeply influenced not only how politicians and philosophers understood the relationships among citizens, disenfranchised subjects, and the state but also how members of the polity understood themselves. In Virtuous Citizens: Counterpublics and Sociopolitical Agency in Transatlantic Literature, Kendall McClellan uncovers a fundamental and still redolent transformation in conceptions of civic identity that occurred over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Literature of this period exposes an emotional investment in questions of civic selfhood born out of concern for national stability and power, which were considered products of both economic strength and a nation’s moral fiber. McClellan shows how these debates traversed the Atlantic to become a prominent component of early American literature, evident in works by James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others. Underlying popular opinion about who could participate in the political public, McClellan argues, was an impassioned rhetorical wrestling match over the right and wrong ways to demonstrate civic virtue. Relying on long-established tropes of republican virtue that lauded self-sacrifice and disregard for personal safety, abolitionist writers represented loyalty to an ideals-based community as the surest safeguard of both private and public virtue. This evolution in civic virtue sanctioned acts of protest against the state, offered disenfranchised citizens a role in politics, and helped usher in the modern transnational public sphere. Virtuous Citizens shows that the modern public sphere has always constituted a vital and powerful space for those invested in addressing injustice and expanding democracy. To illuminate some of the fundamental issues underlying today’s sociopolitical unrest, McClellan traces the transatlantic origins of questions still central to the representation of movements like Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March, and the Alt-Right: What is the primary loyalty of a virtuous citizen? Are patriots those who defend the current government against attacks, external and internal, or those who challenge the government to fulfill sociopolitical ideals?

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature.

Author: Robert Steven Levine

Publisher: Norton Anthology of American L

ISBN: 0393264556

Category: Literary Collections

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A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature.

Maroons and the Marooned

London: William Stansby, 1625, vol. ... Baker, James W. Thanksgiving: Biography of an American Holiday. ... of American Literature, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1865 (The Norton Anthology of American Literature Shorter Eighth Edition).

Author: Richard Bodek

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496827210

Category: History

Page: 224

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Contributions by Richard Bodek, Claire P. Curtis, Joseph Kelly, Simon Lewis, Steve Mentz, J. Brent Morris, Peter Sands, Edward Shore, and James O'Neil Spady Commonly, the word maroon refers to someone cast away on an island. One becomes marooned, usually, through a storm at sea or by a captain as a method of punishment. But the term originally denoted escaped slaves. Though being marooned came to be associated mostly with white European castaways, the etymology invites comparison between true maroons (escaped slaves establishing new lives in the wilderness) and people who were marooned (through maritime disaster). This volume brings together literary scholars with historians, encompassing both literal maroons such as in Brazil and South Carolina as well as metaphoric scenarios in time-travel novels and postapocalyptic narratives. Included are examples from The Tempest; Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; and Octavia Butler’s Kindred. Both runaways and castaways formed new societies in the wilderness. But true maroons, escaped slaves, were not cast away; they chose to fly towards the uncertainties of the wild in pursuit of freedom. In effect, this volume gives these maroons proper credit, at the very heart of American history.

Books Are Made Out of Books

In The Norton Anthology of American Literature, vol. 1. Ed. Nina Baym, et al. Shorter 8th ed., New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. Print. ———. “Young Goodman Brown.” In The Norton Anthology of American Literature, vol. 1. Ed. Nina Baym, et al.

Author: Michael Lynn Crews

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477313480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that "books are made out of books," but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive range of literary works, demonstrating that McCarthy is well aware of literary tradition, respectful of the canon, and deliberately situating himself in a knowing relationship to precursors. The Wittliff Collection at Texas State University acquired McCarthy's literary archive in 2007. In Books Are Made Out of Books, Michael Lynn Crews thoroughly mines the archive to identify nearly 150 writers and thinkers that McCarthy himself references in early drafts, marginalia, notes, and correspondence. Crews organizes the references into chapters devoted to McCarthy's published works, the unpublished screenplay Whales and Men, and McCarthy's correspondence. For each work, Crews identifies the authors, artists, or other cultural figures that McCarthy references; gives the source of the reference in McCarthy's papers; provides context for the reference as it appears in the archives; and explains the significance of the reference to the novel or play that McCarthy was working on. This groundbreaking exploration of McCarthy's literary influences—impossible to undertake before the opening of the archive—vastly expands our understanding of how one of America's foremost authors has engaged with the ideas, images, metaphors, and language of other thinkers and made them his own.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy

The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 8th ed., vol. 1, W. W. Norton, 2012. Bazin, André. What Is Cinema? Vol. 2, translated by Hugh Gray, U of California P, 2005. Bell, Vereen M. The Achievement of Cormac McCarthy.

Author: Stacey Peebles

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603294836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In the decades since his 1992 breakout novel, All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy has gained a reputation as one of the greatest contemporary American authors. Experimenting with genres such as the crime thriller, the post-apocalyptic novel, and the western, his work also engages with the aesthetics of cinema, and several of his novels have been adapted for the screen. While timely and relevant, his works' idiosyncratic language and intense, troubling portrayals of racism, sexism, and violence can pose challenges for students. This volume offers strategies for guiding students through McCarthy's oeuvre, addressing all his novels as well as his published plays and screenplays. Part 1, "Materials," provides sources of biographical information and key scholarship on McCarthy. Essays in part 2, "Approaches," discuss subjects such as landscape and ecology, mythologies of the American West, film adaptations, and literary contexts, and describe assignments that encourage students to write creatively and to examine their personal values.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Flannery O Connor

The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter Eighth ed., vol. 2, Norton, 2013. Beerbohm, Max. Zuleika Dobson. ... “An Interview with Peter Berger.” By Charles T. Mathewes. The Hedgehog Review, vol. 8, nos. 1–2, 2006, pp. 152–61.

Author: Robert Donahoo

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603294072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Known for her violent, startling stories that culminate in moments of grace, Flannery O'Connor depicted the postwar segregated South from a unique perspective. This volume proposes strategies for introducing students to her Roman Catholic aesthetic, which draws on concepts such as incarnation and original sin, and offers alternative contexts for reading her work. Part 1, "Materials," describes resources that provide a grounding in O'Connor's work and life. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," discuss her beliefs about writing and her distinctive approach to fiction and religion; introduce fresh perspectives, including those of race, class, gender, and interdisciplinary approaches; highlight her craft as a creative writer; and suggest pairings of her works with other texts. Alice Walker's short story "Convergence" is included as an appendix.

Little Women at 150

Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, edited by Anne K. Phillips and Gregory Eiselein, Norton Critical Edition, W. W. Norton, 2004. Alcott, Louisa May. ... The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 8th ed., vol.

Author: Daniel Shealy

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496838025

Category: Literary Criticism

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Contributions by Beverly Lyon Clark, Christine Doyle, Gregory Eiselein, John Matteson, Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Anne K. Phillips, Daniel Shealy, and Roberta Seelinger Trites As the golden age of children’s literature dawned in America in the mid-1860s, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, a work that many scholars view as one of the first realistic novels for young people, soon became a classic. Never out of print, Alcott’s tale of four sisters growing up in nineteenth-century New England has been published in more than fifty countries around the world. Over the century and a half since its publication, the novel has grown into a cherished book for girls and boys alike. Readers as diverse as Carson McCullers, Gloria Steinem, Theodore Roosevelt, Patti Smith, and J. K. Rowling have declared it a favorite. Little Women at 150, a collection of eight original essays by scholars whose research and writings over the past twenty years have helped elevate Alcott’s reputation in the academic community, examines anew the enduring popularity of the novel and explores the myriad complexities of Alcott’s most famous work. Examining key issues about philanthropy, class, feminism, Marxism, Transcendentalism, canon formation, domestic labor, marriage, and Australian literature, Little Women at 150 presents new perspectives on one of the United States’ most enduring novels. A historical and critical introduction discusses the creation and publication of the novel, briefly traces the scholarly critical response, and demonstrates how these new essays show us that Little Women and its illustrations still have riches to reveal to its readers in the twenty-first century.