• American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler

    Editor(s):
    Jordan Brower, Wai Chee Dimock, Kyle Hutzler, Nicholas Rinehart (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    CLCS Global Anglophone, LLC 19th-Century American, LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American, LLC Early American, LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American
    Subject(s):
    American literature, World literature, Global anglophone literature, American literary history, Anthology studies, American culture, Pedagogy
    Item Type:
    Image
    Tag(s):
    anthologies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/awjy-hg03
    Abstract:
    This innovative anthology offers a new way to understand the global forces that have shaped the making of American literature. The wide-ranging selections are structured around five interconnected nodes: war; food; work, play, and travel; religions; and human and nonhuman interfaces. Through these five categories, Wai Chee Dimock and a team of emerging scholars reveal American literature to be a complex network, informed by crosscurrents both macro and micro, with local practices intensified by international concerns. Selections include poetry from Anne Bradstreet to Jorie Graham; the fiction of Herman Melville, Gertrude Stein, and William Faulkner; Benjamin Franklin's parables; Frederick Douglass's correspondence; Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders; Langston Hughes's journalism; and excerpts from The Autobiography of Malcom X as well as Octavia Butler's Dawn. Popular genres such as the crime novels of Raymond Chandler, the comics of Art Spiegelman, the science fiction of Philip K. Dick, and recipes from Alice B. Toklas are all featured. More recent authors include Junot Diaz, Leslie Marmon Silko, Jonathan Safran Foer, Edwidge Danticat, Gary Shteyngart, and Jhumpa Lahiri. These selections speak to readers at all levels and invite them to try out fresh groupings and remap American literature. A continually updated interactive component at www.amlitintheworld.yale.edu complements the anthology.
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