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The American 1890's: Life and Times of a Lost Generation

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Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 1st 1979 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1966)
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The American 1890s does for Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Kate Chopin, and others who wrote and published in the last few years of the nineteenth century what Mathiessen's American Renaissance had done for Emerson, Melville, and the other writers of the 1840s and 50s. It salvages a few names from the wreckage of the decade and installs them in a canon. When the book was published, in 1966, it could've been a course. Today, it's still of use but shows its wear.

Usually, when we say "lost generation
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I thought this was going to be a social history of the people of the times, and I suppose it is, but mainly through discussing the popular authors of the time, and I haven't read a lot of them, so I skipped around a bit.
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