Author: K S IyerPublisher: Prestige BooksYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 162ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175511303
Contemporary American literary scene is rich and vibrant. The present book is a collection of articles, written by renowned scholars, on American Literature. The articles are divided into four parts: general, poetry, novel and drama. Within a single volume, a wide range of American literature has been covered. While the introductory section provides general introduction to American literature today, subsequent sections include exploratory papers on Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor and Edward Albee. The purpose of the book is to analyse and reflect on significant literary works produced in the recent decades and to offer new dimensions to the texts under discussion.