A lot of the chapters just cover one author in depth and explore their works. Still the read is about as easy it can get. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. It is exactly what it says it is. This really helps cement the works and characters with the authors in your mind. Also the Marx Brothers, yes, the Marx Brothers have half a page about their contribution to humor, which has nothing to do with writing--except that they hung out with some famous writers like Dorothy Parker.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Actually, for a book like this, if an author is mentioned, an excerpt of at least 100 words should be included. American Literature is a relatively new thing compared to other types of literature. A new land, a new literature 1607-1840 -- pt. By the way, I ended up adding numerous books to my impossible collection of books to be read after learning more about Maxine Hong Kingston and Zora Neale Hurston. Modern literature 1915-1945 -- pt.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I gave this book Kindle version 5 stars for a few reasons: 1 It is well-formatted for the Kindle and easy to navigate. It talks about his works and how they were received in his own day, along with talking about how groundbreaking the stuff he wrote was for the time. Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found inside this one comprehensive but high-spirited book. The Complete Idiotrsquo;s Guidereg; to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity. The humor of the book is ok, but definitely becoming very dated with some old jokes in there.
However, we Americans have created works that have stood the tests of time. All of their myths and legends and stories were passed down through oral transmission. There are three major types of literature; Prose, Poetry, and Drama. That being said, the work presents information on a wide selection of American authors organized by literary genre or movement in a format that will be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the Idiot Guide Series. However, we Americans hav American Literature is a relatively new thing compared to other types of literature.
This book is nearly 20-years old. It seems excerpts of writing drastically fell off as authors whose copyrights were still in effect were mentioned. Some pieces it includes in their entirety. This is helpful because so much of American Literature is tied to the historical events which took place at the time. This was not always the case. For example, Chapter 6 covers Edgar Allan Poe. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
At one time, Washington Irving lied about his identity due to shame in being an American Writer. Realism and the frontier 1865-1915 -- pt. It was nice to get it out of the way with a simple test. Don't tear up your library card yet! The book gives a shorthand coverage of all of these things. It makes for a good bunch of references and it provides a number of history lessons. Don't tear up your library card yet! This is what I got from my friends as a gift upon graduating with a degree in English Literature. These glitches are strange symbols that appear in place of punctuation such as apostrophes and dashes.
The war between the states 1855-1865 -- pt. The Declaration of Independence is one of those works. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. I was surprised to see a few typos, more than usual for a non-indie publisher. The E-mail message field is required. Actually for the first half of the book or so the humor sometimes is more distracting than helpful but seems to become much more subtle through the later half. Other Titles: Idiot's guide to American literature American literature Responsibility: by Laurie E.
Learned a lot about the personal lives of many well-known authors and what inspired them. It also has some pieces of poetry, such as Annabelle Lee by E. . So this book is a sort of basic course in American Literature. It seems that every new generation wants to create a great American Novel, a book that encapsulates all of our issues and problems in an artful manner.
I love reading but there is something about American Lit that makes me practically comatose. Yes, I recommend the book, but probably seeking out an updated version if there is one is better since the humor in this book is a little dated. Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found inside this one comprehensive but high-spirited book. It gives you the tools needed to analyze literature in all of its different flavors. Complete idiot's guide to American literature.