Books in category Literary Criticism – American

  • A Companion to the American Short Story

    A Companion to the American Short Story
    Alfred Bendixen, James Nagel

    A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years.

  • Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons

    Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons
    Hershel Parker

    An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

  • Tales Speeches Essays and Sketches

    Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches
    Mark Twain

    From the comic wit that sparkles in maxims from 'Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar,' to the parodic perfection of 'An Awful – Terrible Medieval Romance,' to the satirical delights of The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It; from the warm nostalgia …

  • Walking Towards Walden

    Walking Towards Walden
    John Hanson Mitchell

    Based on an eighteenth-century literary device in which a group of friends undertake a walking tour and discuss a certain subject, this wide-ranging story emerges from the author's fifteen-mile bushwhack through woods, backyards, and …

  • Women Compulsion Modernity

    Women, Compulsion, Modernity
    Jennifer L. Fleissner

    Women, Compulsion, Modernity reopens a moment when the young American woman embodied both the promise and threat of a modernizing world.

  • Social Criticism and Nineteenth Century American Fictions

    Social Criticism and Nineteenth-Century American Fictions
    Robert Shulman

    Shulman uses theorists from Tocqueville to Gramsci and the New Left historians, as well as drawing on other recent historical and critical studies, to examine major nineteenth-century American works as they illuminate and are illuminated by …

  • The American Mystery

    The American Mystery
    Tony Tanner

    A collection of essays by the late Tony Tanner on a wide range of key American authors.

  • Perspectives on Barry Hannah

    Perspectives on Barry Hannah
    Martyn Bone

    A career-spanning examination of a masterful fiction writer s output

  • New Essays on Walden

    New Essays on Walden
    Robert F. Sayre

    This review of Thoreau's classic contains a short biography of the author, an account of the writing of Walden, and a summary of other critical views.

  • Spartacus

    Howard Fast

    The best-selling novel about a slave revolt in ancient Rome and the basis for the popular motion picture.

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