Views and Reviews in American Literature, History, and Fiction
||Simms, William Gilmore|
||Holman, C. Hugh|
|Series title:||The John Harvard Library|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Imprint:||Belknap Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction, Lawrence Buell reanimates this supposedly antiquated idea, demonstrating that its history is a key to the dynamics of national literature and national identity itself.
The dream of the G.A.N., as...