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American Modernism, 1910 - 1945, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Roger Lathbury and Patricia Linehan
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-488-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


This engaging, illustrated guide to the modernist movement in American literature provides a wealth of information on American modernism, the Lost Generation, modernism in the American novel, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism in poetry and drama, and the literary culture of the Moderns. This updated volume is in full color for the first time and features numerous resources, such as a new section covering the Great Depression, informative sidebars, a chronology, cross-references, and further reading suggestions, among others.

Topics include:

  • Surrealism, expressionism, and Freudian symbolism
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Modernism in the American novel, poetry, and theater
  • The Lost Generation
  • The Great Depression
  • And more.

Writers covered include:

  • e.e. cummings
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • T.S. Eliot
  • William Faulkner
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Langston Hughes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • James Joyce
  • H.L. Mencken
  • Marianne Moore
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Ezra Pound
  • Gertrude Stein
  • John Steinbeck
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Richard Wright
  • And many others.


Full-color illustrations. Appendixes. Glossaries. Cross-references. Further reading. Chronology. Sidebars. Index.

About the Author(s)

Roger Lathbury is a professor of English at George Mason University. He is the author of several books and articles.

Patricia Booth Linehan retired after 40 years of teaching all levels of high school English, including Advanced Placement literature and journalism. She has a master's degree in education, currently mentors new teachers, and writes educational material on a freelance basis.

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