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Still the New World

American Literature in a Culture of Creative Destruction

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PAPERBACK

$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674004092

Publication Date: 09/01/2000

Short

304 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 1 line illustration

World

  • Introduction
  • American Abstraction
    • Democratic Social Space
    • Whitman and the Poetics of a Democratic Social Space
  • Defecting from American Abstraction
    • Transparency and Obscurity: Melville’s Benito Cereno
    • Hierarchical Social Space: Twain, James, and Howells
  • Regionalism
    • Membership and Identity
    • Episodes of Regionalism
  • Realism
    • Realisms of Detail, State, and Voice
    • Inventing New Frames for Realism
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 2000 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin, Truman Capote Estate and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa
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