The American novel and its tradition

Richard Chase

"Since the earliest days," writes Richard Chase in this classic study, "the American novel, in its most original and characteristic form, has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an element of romance." In his detailed study of works by Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank Norris, George Washington Cable, William Dean Howells, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, Chase identifies and traces this tradition through two centuries of American literature. The best novelists, he argues, have found uses for romance beyond the escapism, fantasy, and sentimentality often associated with it. Through romance, these writers mirror the extremes of American culture-the Puritan melodrama of good and evil, or the pastoral idyll inspired by the American wilderness.

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書名 The American novel and its tradition
著作者等 Chase, Richard Volney
Chase Richard
シリーズ名 Johns Hopkins paperbacks
出版元 Johns Hopkins University Press
刊行年月 1980
ページ数 xii, 266 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 080182303X
NCID BA01323304
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国