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The Norton Anthology of American Literature

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The Norton Anthology of American Literature is the classic survey of American literature from its sixteenth-century origins to its flourishing present. This volumeVolume Dcovers American literature from 1914 to 1945. ...more
Unknown Binding, 5 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1986)
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Crystal
Feb 09, 2016 Crystal rated it it was ok
The editors chosen poets and writers of 1914-1945 shaped the depressing, radical, self-loathing underbelly of American youth of that generation. The biographies favor the atheists, agnostics, promiscuous, womanizing, socialists, communists, traitors (Mussolini-supporter Ezra Pound went to trial, found insane, institutionalized for a decade), feminists, lesbians and black racists in preference to the very few - and shorter - biographies of those who were more conservative and traditionalist. What ...more
Anna
Feb 06, 2012 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Included wonderful authors but the editors got a bit carried away in their cutting-skewed some of the essays-most noticeable is Margaret Fuller's "The Great Lawsuit."
Katy
Mar 13, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I officially LOVE American literature.
Koleksi American Corner UGM
Nina Baym, comp., The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume A. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2007).

Judul : The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume A

Penulis/Editor : Nina Baym (General Editor)

Ringkasan : Buku ini memuat karya sastra Amerika berawal dari tahun 1700, berlanjut ke tahun 1700 hingga 1820. Adalah survei klasik mengenai literatur Amerika yang menghadirkan 212 penulis, sejak trickster tales dari tradisi Amerika pribumi hingga karya dengan penjualan terb
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Samuel
Jun 24, 2015 Samuel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read sections from this for an American Lit class my sophomore year. A great survey of the American literary tradition.
Tessa
read for class "Early American culture" 2006/2007
Ashley Hartman
it was for school so...
Carrie
Aug 11, 2013 Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These volumes were my required texts for American Literature II, and they definitely served as an interesting companion to the class. I actually loved almost every author I read from these books, and came out of reading them a lot more informed about the literature of the mid-to-late 19th century in the United States and how it affected later literature coming into modernism. These volumes were even so compelling as to make me resist selling them back to the student store from which I purchased ...more
Amber Ellison
Of course my first review is a textbook. I love anthologies though. Typical biography followed by a few works format. No new invention of the wheel, but a good beginning representation of early American lit that wasn't ridiculously expensive as a textbook.
Barbora Šedivá
I can't say I have read this whole thing, and I don't think anyone has, after all. But this anthology has been (and hopefully will continue to be) most helpful for my studies in American literature.
Chary
OF EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE STUDIED IN MY FIELD, THIS BY FAR IS MY FAVORITE NORTON OF ALL TIME!!! I could eat the pages! I love(d) studying this particular Norton!
E. R.
Nov 23, 2010 E. R. rated it it was ok
Read this for an English class. Some of the poems I liked whereas others not so much. However, the poems are still great selections of the time periods.
Donna
I read this for American Literature. This was another very large book that was awkward and heavy, but it was useful in the variety of works.
Jessica
Another great package from Norton, although I prefer the British anthologies... largely because I prefer British literature.
Jessica
Dec 25, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book for a college class.

I read most of Volume A, and a about 22 stories in Volume B.
sologdin
Mar 09, 2016 sologdin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary
i think that reports of literature in "America [sic]" have been greatly exaggerated.
Julie
Dec 29, 2011 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't love this as much as English Lit, but still some amazing docs and reads.
Danny
Lots of good pieces of literature in this anthology and interesting comments.
Huma Rashid
Sep 18, 2011 Huma Rashid rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
I don't like anthologies in general. This one's okay.
Jack Shoegazer
This is for my Survey of American Lit class.
Genevieve
Oct 18, 2012 Genevieve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This is one of the best american lit anthologies
Elizabeth
Anne Bradstreet was a favorite in this.
Maggie
Aug 07, 2012 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology
taught from it circa 1989-1993
Patrick
Oct 25, 2009 Patrick rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, textbook
Textbook, No Comment.
Brooke
Mar 26, 2008 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-lit
Great!!!!
Missy
Jul 15, 2008 Missy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classics!
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