The American Writer

Literary Life in the United States from the 1920s to the Present

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476671028

Category: History

Page: 170

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"A fascinating read and impressive analysis of American literature. Beautifully written and relentlessly researched."--Bob Eckstein, New York Times bestselling author of Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores. The American writer--both real and fictitious, famous and obscure--has traditionally been situated on the margins of society, an outsider looking in. From The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway to the millions of bloggers today, writers are generally seen as onlookers documenting the human condition. Yet their own collective story has largely gone untold. Tracing the role of the writer in the United States over the last century, this book describes how those who use language as a creative medium have held a special place in our collective imagination.

The People's Historian

John Richard Green and the Writing of History in Victorian England

Author: Anthony Brundage

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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By providing an examination of John Richard Green's career, Brundage illuminates a critical juncture in historiography, for Green was a critical figure in the transition from the writing of history of elites to a broader history of social and cultural change.