A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present

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  • The History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works that extends into the 21st century
  • Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, science fiction, and detective novels
  • Features discussion of American works within the context of such 21st-century issues as globalization, medicine, gender, education, and other topics

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Featuring works from notable authors as varied as Salinger and the Beats to Vonnegut, Capote, Morrison, Rich, Walker, Eggers, and DeLillo, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works produced in the United States over the last six decades and a fascinating survey of the dramatic changes during America's transition from the innocence of the fifties to the harsh realities of the first decade of the new millennium. Author Linda Wagner-Martin – a highly acclaimed authority on all facets of modern American literature – covers major works of drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, and popular genres such as science fiction and detective novels. Viewing works produced during this fertile literary period from a wide-ranging perspective, Wagner-Martin considers literature in relation to such issues as the politics of civil rights, feminism, sexual preferences, and race- and gender-based marketing. She also places a special emphasis on works produced during the twenty-first century, and writings influenced by recent historic events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the global financial crisis. With its careful balance of scholarly precision and accessibility, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present provides readers of all levels with rich and revealing insights into the diversity of literary forms and influences that characterize postmodern America.

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Linda Wagner-Martin is Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Bunting Institute, and other fellowships, as well as holding the Hubbell Medal for American Literature. She writes widely on twentieth-century American literature, biography, women's writing, and pedagogy. Her publications include "Favored Strangers": Gertrude Stein and Her Family (1995), The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States and its anthology(1995), Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life (1999/2003), Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (2004), Barbara Kingsolver (2004), and Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life (2007).

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