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The American Tradition In Literature

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This anthology of American literature incorporates many enw classic and contemporary offerings, with a special emphasis on women writers and writers from diverse backgrounds.
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Published January 1st 1999 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published January 1st 1985)
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Steven Peterson
I am reviewing the 11th edition of this volume, even though that is not listed in Goodreads when I try to view the volume.

What a shame that this is currently unavailable. This is a wonderful compilation of American literature from Walt Whitman to Edwidge Danticat. There are many other writers, many of whom I was unaware. Confession: This is one of my son's college textbooks, and I heisted it to get a taste of the works therein!

The book has selections from major writers, plus some essays placing
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Oct 22, 2012 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those Looking for a One Volume Work of Early American Literature
This is the first volume of a compilation of important and representative selection of American literature from the Colonial Period to the Transcendentalists and other mid-19th century writers. All the usual suspects are here: The Mayflower Compact, a selection from Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, selections from The Federalist Papers, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, selections from Harriet Bee ...more
Jordan
Sep 17, 2007 Jordan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of great writing and poetry
This book is the text of one of my Lit classes at LVC. It features some of the greatest contemporary writers and poets. There are many more, I will skip over some even if it seems like I included all of them. This is likely an expensive book (I don't recall what it cost me) but it beats purchasing several smaller books if you would like a sample of great writers. It also allows you to discover writers you may not have heard of or have heard of but have not encountered previously. I enjoyed all t ...more
Shannan
This was a textbook for an American Lit class. I enjoyed many of the story selections and feel like I got a good cross section of modern American fiction. I could have done with less poetry, but then I'm not a poetry girl! I'm just glad the class is almost over and I can read what i want to read!!!!
Scott N.
This was another gem I acquired from Lit class. I liked this one as well.
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