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On native grounds : an interpretation of modern American prose literature

Author: Alfred Kazin
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, ©1942.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
On native grounds.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, ©1942
(OCoLC)648637580
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Kazin
OCLC Number: 13599802
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 541 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The search for reality (1890-1917): The opening struggle for realism --
American in de siecle --
Two educations: Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser --
Progressivism: the superman and the mackrake --
Progressivism: some insurgent scholars --
The joyous season --
pt. 2. The great liberation (1918-1929): The postwar scene --
The new realism: Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis --
The exquisites --
Elegy and satire: Willa Cather and Ellen Glasgow --
Liberals and new humanists --
Into the thirties: all the lost generation --
pt. 3. The literature of crisis (1930-1940: The revival of naturalism --
Criticism at the poles --
The rhetoric and the agony --
America! America!
Responsibility: by Alfred Kazin.
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