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Updated throughout and with much new material, A History ofAmerican Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date andcomprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of AmericanLiterature from pre-Columbian times to the present.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of Americanliterature available today
Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well asother forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, thedetective story, the thriller, and science fiction
Explores the plural character of American literature, includingthe contributions made by African American, Native American,Hispanic and Asian American writers
Considers how our understanding of American literature haschanged over the past?thirty years
Situates American literature in the contexts of Americanhistory, politics and society
Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature forstudents at all levels, academic and general readers