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Chicago and the great American novel, a critical approach to the American epic.

Lennox Bouton Grey

Chicago and the great American novel, a critical approach to the American epic.

by Lennox Bouton Grey

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chicago (Ill.)
    • Subjects:
    • American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Epic literature, American -- History and criticism.,
    • City and town life in literature.,
    • Cities and towns in literature.,
    • Chicago (Ill.) -- In literature.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS377 .G7
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 718 l.
      Number of Pages718
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4937287M
      LC Control Number76364444

        The Great American Novel, then, is (as it has always been) a chimera, a distraction -- a reflection of the wish that literature, that art, .   A great American novel must be just that – great and American The great American novel definition mandates that the novel must be great and inherently American. These are books that will most likely become a part of the Western canon (collection of books/art that are considered important and influential in Western history).

      Over classic books and novels you can read free online. The library includes the greatest books of all time, including; Moby Dick, The Call of the Wild, The Prince and the Pauper, The Red Badge of Courage, The Awakening, Little Women, The Scarlet Letter, The Secret Garden, White Fang, Babbit, Daisy Miller, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and hundreds of other classic novels.   And that is everything, because Moby-Dick is, for me, the supreme American novel, the source and the inspiration of everything that follows in the American literary canon. I .

        This epic tale traces the tumultuous Chicago riots, revealing the impact these events had on not only on Sam and his mother, but also on the entire country. The book intricately describes the University of Illinois at Chicago campus circa late s.   Writing my new book, A Journey through American Literature [Oxford University Press, $], I asked myself similar answer them, I did some research and discovered precisely when the phrase, "The Great American Novel," was invented. As the copywriters at Sheldon and Company, a New York publisher, sought ways to promote .


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Chicago and the great American novel, a critical approach to the American epic by Lennox Bouton Grey Download PDF EPUB FB2

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