From Puritanism to Postmodernism

From Puritanism to Postmodernism

From Puritanism to Postmodernism pays homage to the luxuriance of American writing by tracing the creation of a national literature that retained its deep roots in European culture while striving to achieve cultural independence.

Author: Malcolm Bradbury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140144352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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From Modernist/Postmodernist perspective, leading critics Richard Ruland (American) and Malcolm Bradbury (British) address questions of literary and cultural nationalism. They demonstrate that since the seventeenth century, American writing has reflected the political and historical climate of its time and helped define America's cultural and social parameters. Above all, they argue that American literature has always been essentially "modern," illustrating this with a broad range of texts: from Poe and Melville to Fitzgerald and Pound, to Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Pynchon. From Puritanism to Postmodernism pays homage to the luxuriance of American writing by tracing the creation of a national literature that retained its deep roots in European culture while striving to achieve cultural independence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Puritanism to Postmodernism

From Puritanism to Postmodernism

Puritanism. to. Postmodernism. “ “Highly informative ... a map of American literature that puts every writer in place.” The New York Times “This is an excellent and readable survey of nearly 300 years of American writing and literary ...

Author: Richard Ruland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317234142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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Widely acknowledged as a contemporary classic that has introduced thousands of readers to American literature, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature brilliantly charts the fascinating story of American literature from the Puritan legacy to the advent of postmodernism. From realism and romanticism to modernism and postmodernism it examines and reflects on the work of a rich panoply of writers, including Poe, Melville, Fitzgerald, Pound, Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks and Thomas Pynchon. Characterised throughout by a vibrant and engaging style it is a superb introduction to American literature, placing it thoughtfully in its rich social, ideological and historical context. A tour de force of both literary and historical writing, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new preface by co-author Richard Ruland, a new foreword by Linda Wagner-Martin and a fascinating interview with Richard Ruland, in which he reflects on the nature of American fiction and his collaboration with Malclolm Bradbury. It is published here for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Allegory in America

Allegory in America

Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism.

Author: D. Madsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230379930

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes a specific text or group of texts. Allegorical indeterminacy is seen to produce a literary tradition that both represents and subverts the ideals of American orthodoxy.
Categories: Social Science

New England

New England

Those founders were , of course , the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony . ... This was far more than a metaphor ; in From Puritanism to Postmodernism , Richard Ruland and Malcolm Bradbury write ...

Author: Michael Sletcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332753X

Category: History

Page: 463

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.
Categories: History

The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism

The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism

3 De Villo Sloan, 'The Decline of American Postmodernism', SubStance 16:3 (1987), pp. 29–43 (p. 29). 4 Malcolm Bradbury and Richard Ruland, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History ofAmerican Literature (London: Routledge, 1991), p.

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136698323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This fully revised third edition of The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism provides the ideal introduction to postmodernist thought. Featuring contributions from a cast of international scholars, the Companion contains 19 detailed essays on major themes and topics along with an A-Z of key terms and concepts. As well as revised essays on philosophy, politics, literature, and more, the first section now contains brand new essays on critical theory, business, gender and the performing arts. The concepts section, too, has been enhanced with new topics ranging from hypermedia to global warming. Students interested in any aspect of postmodernism will continue to find this an indispensable resource.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Puritan Origins of American Sex

The Puritan Origins of American Sex

47. Gardner, On MoralFiction, 55. 48. Malcolm Bradbury andRichard Ruland,From Puritanismto Postmodernism: A Historyof American Literature (New York: Penguin, 1992), 9, 12, 13. 49. Bradbury and Ruland, From Puritanism to Postmodernism, ...

Author: Tracy Fessenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136692369

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison's Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs.
Categories: Religion

Carl W Peters

Carl W  Peters

Exh . cat . , Archives of American Art , microfilm , and Malcolm Bradbury , From Puritanism to Postmodernism : A 25. Ibid . roll no . 557 , frame 0454 . History of American Literature ( New York : Penguin Books , 26. Ibid .

Author: Richard H. Love

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580460240

Category: Art

Page: 927

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An account of the life and work of the American Scene painter Carl W. Peters, and the place of his work within the genre.
Categories: Art

Postmodernism

Postmodernism

Pp.495-510 DOCUMENT TYPE : Article AUTHOR : Ruland , Richard & Malcolm Bradbury TITLE : From Puritanism to Postmodernism : A History of American Literature PUBLISHER : London & New York : Routledge , 1991. Pp.381 ISBN : 00415013410 ( hb ) ...

Author: Deborah L. Madsen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838875

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

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This is the first bibliography of Postmodernism to take account of work published in all subject areas and in all languages. Deborah Madsen has identified a new first occurrence of the term in 1926, preceding by more than twenty years the first occurence documented by the Oxford English Dictionary. In a chronological listing, books, articles, notes, letters and working papers on Postmodernism are described with full bibliographical details. Reviews of major books are documented and full contents listings are given for special issues of journals devoted to Postmodernism. An appendix includes books on Postmodernism announced for publication in 1995. This bibliography brings together in one place all secondary material published on Postmodernism. All disciplines are included, from anthropology to zoology: architecture, cultural studies, dance, drama, feminism, fiction, geography, history, legal studies, literary theory, mathematics, medicine, music, pedagogical theory, philosophy, photography and film, poetry, politics, religion, sociology, the visual and plastic arts, and others. The bibliography also documents items in a range of languages other than English: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovanian, Spanish, and the Scandinavian languages. Access to the information contained in the bibliography is made easy with a comprehensive index providing guidance according to author, subject, language, and key words. Postmodernism: A Bibliography, 1926-1994 is an essential reference text for anyone working in the area of contemporary culture studies.
Categories: Social Science

Beginning Postmodernism

Beginning Postmodernism

... From Puritanism to Postmodernism ( New York , Viking , 1991 ) , quite strictly focused on specific nationalities , specific disciplines , or specific areas of knowledge ( postmodern literature , postmodern law , postmodern art ...

Author: Tim Woods

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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The first volume of Manchester University Press' 'Beginnings' series, which is based on Peter Barry's critically aclaimed bestseller, Beginning theory This brilliant digest offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to postmodernism on every discourse a. . . .
Categories: Literary Criticism

Laughing at the Darkness Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour

Laughing at the Darkness  Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour

From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature. (London: Penguin, 1991). Brauner, David. Philip Roth (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 200 ). Brent, Jonathan. 'The Unspeakable Self: Philip Roth and the ...

Author: Paul McDonald

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847601872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Paul McDonald’s book is the second in our Contemporary American Literature series, edited by Christopher Gair and Aliki Varvogli. Given that postmodernism has been associated with doubt, chaos, relativism and the disappearance of reality, it may appear difficult to reconcile with American optimism. Laughing at the Darkness demonstrates that this is not always the case. In examining the work of, among others, Sherman Alexie, Woody Allen, Douglas Coupland, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bill Hicks, David Mamet, and Philip Roth, McDonald shows how American humorists bring their comedy to bear on some of the negative implications of philosophical postmodernism and, in so doing, explore ways of reclaiming value.
Categories: Literary Criticism