By Adam Augustyn
Maybe the main defining attribute of yankee literature composed after global warfare II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental kind. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African americans and girls and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has steadily started to reflect the yank inhabitants in range and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine significantly in regards to the social concerns and ideas which are as a lot part of glossy American lifestyles as they're of contemporary American literature
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The Britannica consultant to international literature) “In organization with Britannica academic Publishing, Rosen academic companies. ” comprises bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-61530-235-2 (eBook) 1. American literature--20th century—History and feedback. 2. American literature— twenty first century—History and feedback. three. American literature—20th century—Bio-bibliography. four. American literature—21st century—Bio-bibliography. five. Authors, American—20th century—Biography. 6. Authors, American—21st century— Biography. I. Augustyn, Adam, 1979PS225. A44 2011 810. 9’0054--dc22 2010002166 at the disguise: Toni Morrison (left) and Jack Kerouac are a part of a bounty of postwar American literary masters that spana better diversity of heritages and backgrounds than ever sooner than. James Keyser/Time & lifestyles Pictures/Getty photos (Morrison); Hulton Archive/Getty photos (Kerouac). Pages 10, 20 (map), 223, 227, 229 © www. istockphoto. com/Vasko Miokovic; pp. 20 (books), seventy nine, one hundred twenty five, 156, a hundred ninety © www. istockphoto. com CONTENTS creation bankruptcy 1: Novels and brief tales from 1945 Realism and Metaﬁction Kurt Vonnegut Black Humour The Absurdists Social Realism the hot Yorker John Updike Southern Fiction Truman Capote Walker Percy African American Literature Magic Realism New Fictional Modes Norman Mailer Joyce Carol Oates The Inﬂuence of Raymond Carver E. Annie Proulx Multicultural Writing bankruptcy 2: different major Novelists and Short-Story Writers of the Postwar period Nelson Algren Isaac Asimov Russell Banks Octavia E. Butler Sandra Cisneros 31 22 10 21 22 24 31 33 37 forty five forty eight 50 fifty six fifty eight fifty eight sixty three sixty six sixty seven sixty nine seventy one seventy four seventy five seventy nine seventy nine eighty one eighty two eighty three eighty four 38 fifty two sixty four Raymond Chandler Hard-Boiled Fiction Robert Coover Don DeLillo Philip ok. Dick E. L. Doctorow Richard Ford William Gaddis William Gibson John Hawkes Oscar Hijuelos Jack Kerouac formative years and Early Inﬂuences Beat stream at the highway and different Early paintings Later paintings Stephen King Maxine Hong Kingston Bernard Malamud Cormac McCarthy Mary McCarthy Anaïs Nin Tim O’Brien Cynthia Ozick J. D. Salinger Mickey Spillane Wallace Stegner William Styron David Foster Wallace Tom Wolfe bankruptcy three: Poetry after international conflict II Formal Poets eighty five 87 89 ninety ninety one ninety two ninety four ninety five ninety six ninety seven ninety nine a hundred a hundred a hundred and one 102 one hundred and five a hundred and five 107 109 one hundred ten 111 113 a hundred and fifteen 116 117 118 119 a hundred and twenty 122 123 a hundred twenty five one hundred twenty five 86 88 122 126 Experimentation and Beat Poetry Black Mountain Poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti Deep photograph Poets James Dickey New instructions Poetic Diction Archibald MacLeish Autobiographical ways Gwendolyn Brooks bankruptcy four: Postwar American Drama Miller, Williams, and Albee Salem Witch Trials Arthur Miller Tennessee Williams Edward Albee Off-Broadway The Oﬀ-Broadway Ascendancy Off-Off Broadway and local Theatre The dwelling Theatre extraordinary Dramatists of the Age, extensive Amiri Baraka Jack Gelber John Guare Tony Kushner David Mamet Suzan-Lori Parks Ntozake Shange 129 a hundred thirty 133 138 one hundred forty 141 142 148 149 153 143 151 156 156 157 159 161 164 166 167 168 one hundred seventy 172 173 174 a hundred seventy five 176 178 181 182 158 177 Sam Shepard Wendy Wasserstein August Wilson Lanford Wilson 183 185 186 188 bankruptcy five: Literary feedback and concept from 1945 a hundred ninety Susan Sontag 191 Literary Biography and the hot Journalism 192 Hunter S.