Encyclopedia of American Literature

Editor/Author Manly, Inc.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4077-3
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
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Encyclopedia of American Literature, Third Edition is an extensive reference work that spans the entire scope of American literature, from the colonial period to the present.

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Table of Contents

  • Volume 1
  • Acknowledgements: Volume 1
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Introduction: Volume 1
  • Chronology 1607 – 1815
  • A
  • Adair, James
  • Adams, Abigail
  • Adams, Hannah
  • Adams, John
  • Adams, Samuel
  • The Age of Reason
  • Alison, Francis
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Allouez, Claude-Jean
  • almanacs
  • Alsop, George
  • American Enlightenment
  • American Magazine and Monthly Chronicle
  • American Revolution
  • American Weekly Mercury
  • Arbella
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Ashbridge, Elizabeth
  • Aupaumut, Hendrick
  • Aurora
  • Austin, William
  • The Autobiography
  • B
  • Bache, Benjamin Franklin
  • Backus, Isaac
  • ballad
  • Ballard, Martha Moore
  • Banneker, Benjamin
  • Barlow, Joel
  • Barnard, John
  • Bartram, John
  • Bartram, William
  • The Bay Psalm Book
  • Belknap, Jeremy
  • Bell, Robert
  • Benezet, Anthony
  • Beverley, Robert
  • Biddle, Nicholas
  • Blair, James
  • Bland, Richard
  • Bleecker, Ann Eliza Schuyler
  • The Blockheads
  • The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution
  • booksellers
  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Boston Evening-Post
  • The Boston Gazette
  • Boston News-Letter
  • Boucher, Jonathan
  • Bowers, Bathsheba
  • Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
  • Bradford, Andrew
  • Bradford, Cornelia Smith
  • Bradford, John
  • Bradford, William
  • Bradstreet, Anne
  • Bray, Thomas
  • Brewster, Martha Wadsworth
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
  • Brown, William Hill
  • Buell, Abel
  • Burr, Esther Edwards
  • Burroughs, Stephen
  • Byles, Mather
  • Byrd, William, II
  • C
  • Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nuñez
  • Calef, Robert
  • Calvinism
  • captivity narrative
  • Carew, Bampfylde-Moore
  • Carey, Mathew
  • Carver, Jonathan
  • Champlain, Samuel de
  • chapbook
  • Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth
  • Chauncy, Charles
  • Cheever, Ezekiel
  • Clark, William
  • classical literature
  • coffeehouses
  • Colden, Cadwallader
  • Colman, Benjamin
  • colonial charters
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • commonplace book
  • Connecticut Wits
  • The Contrast
  • Cook, Ebenezer
  • The Coquette
  • Cotton, John
  • Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John de
  • Crocker, Hannah Mather
  • Cruz, Sor Juana Inés de la
  • D
  • Danckaerts, Jasper
  • Danforth, Samuel
  • Day, Stephen
  • Declaration of Independence
  • deism
  • Dennie, Joseph
  • A Description of New England
  • Dickinson, John
  • Dock, Christopher
  • Douglass, William
  • Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwith
  • Dunlap, John
  • Dunlap, William
  • Dwight, Timothy
  • E
  • early American drama
  • early American poetry
  • Edes, Benjamin
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • elegies in American literature
  • Eliot, John
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • exploration literature
  • F
  • Faugères, Margaretta V. Bleecker
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Fenno, John
  • Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme
  • Filson, John
  • Fiske, Sarah Symmes
  • Foster, Hannah Webster
  • Franklin, Ann Smith
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • French and Indian War
  • Freneau, Philip
  • Friendly Club
  • G
  • Galloway, Joseph
  • The Generall Historie of Virginia
  • Gill, John
  • Goddard family
  • Godfrey, Thomas
  • Gookin, Daniel
  • Gothic romance
  • Grainger, James
  • The Great Awakening
  • Green, Anne Catherine Hoof
  • Green, Joseph
  • Griffitts, Hannah
  • H
  • Hall, Prince
  • Hamilton, Alexander (physician)
  • Hamilton, Alexander (statesman)
  • Hammon, Jupiter
  • Hanson, Elizabeth
  • Harriot, Thomas
  • Harris, Benjamin
  • Hart, Oliver
  • Harvard College
  • Harvard, John
  • Haynes, Lemuel
  • Hazard, Ebenezer
  • Henry, Patrick
  • Holt, John
  • Hooker, Thomas
  • Hopkins, Samuel
  • Hopkinson, Francis
  • Hoskens, Jane Fenn
  • Humphreys, David
  • Husband, Herman
  • Hutchinson, Thomas
  • I
  • Imlay, Gilbert
  • Inglis, Charles
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
  • J
  • Jay, John
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jemison, Mary
  • jeremiad
  • The Jesuit Relations
  • Johnson, Edward
  • Johnson, Samuel (clergyman)
  • Josselyn, John
  • Junto Club
  • K
  • Key, Francis Scott
  • King Philip's War
  • Knight, Sarah Kemble
  • L
  • Lawson, Deodat
  • Lewis and Clark expedition
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Lewis, Richard
  • Library of Congress
  • Livingston, Anne Shippen
  • Livingston, William
  • Logan, Chief John
  • Logan, James
  • Logan, Martha Daniell
  • M
  • Madison, James
  • Magnalia Christi Americana
  • Mann, Herman
  • Marrant, John
  • Mason, George
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Mather, Cotton
  • Mather, Increase
  • Mather, Richard
  • Mayhew, Thomas, Jr.
  • Mercer, John
  • Monis, Judah
  • Moore, Milcah Martha Hill
  • Morris, Gouverneur
  • Morris, Lewis
  • Morse, Jedidiah
  • Morton, Nathaniel
  • Morton, Sarah Wentworth Apthorp
  • Morton, Thomas
  • Murray, Judith Sargent
  • N
  • Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  • Native American oral literature
  • The New-England Courant
  • The New England Primer
  • The New-England Weekly Journal
  • New Republic
  • The New-York Gazette
  • Norton, John
  • O
  • Occom, Samson
  • Of Plymouth Plantation
  • Olive Branch Petition
  • Oliver, Peter
  • “On the Equality of the Sexes”
  • Osborn, Sarah
  • Otis, James, Jr.
  • P
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Palóu, Francisco
  • pamphlet
  • Pastorius, Francis Daniel
  • Penn, William
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
  • personal narrative
  • Pierce, Sarah
  • Pinckney, Eliza Lucas
  • Prince, Lucy Terry
  • Prince, Thomas
  • promotional tract
  • Publick Occurrences
  • R
  • Ramsay, David
  • Ramsay, Martha Laurens
  • Reed, Esther De Berdt
  • Rittenhouse, David
  • Rivington, James
  • Romanticism
  • Rowlandson, Mary White
  • Rowson, Susanna Haswell
  • Rush, Benjamin
  • Russell, Benjamin
  • S
  • Saffin, John
  • satire in early American literature
  • Seabury, Samuel
  • Seixas, Gershom Mendez
  • sentimental novel
  • sermon
  • Sewall, Jonathan
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Shepard, Thomas
  • slave narrative
  • Smith, John
  • Smith, William
  • spiritual autobiography
  • Steendam, Jacob
  • Stiles, Ezra
  • Stockton, Annis Boudinot
  • The Swains
  • T
  • Taylor, Edward
  • Tennent, Gilbert
  • Tenney, Tabitha Gilman
  • Thomas, Gabriel
  • Thomas, Isaiah
  • Torrey, Samuel
  • Towne, Benjamin
  • Trumbull, John
  • Tuesday Club of Annapolis
  • Turell, Jane Colman
  • Tyler, Royall
  • U
  • U.S. Constitution
  • W
  • War of 1812
  • Ward, Nathaniel
  • Warren, Mercy Otis
  • Washington, George
  • Webster, Noah
  • Weems, Mason Locke
  • Wheatley, Phillis
  • White, John
  • Whitefield, George
  • Wieland
  • Wigglesworth, Michael
  • Willard, Emma
  • Willard, Samuel
  • Williams, John
  • Williams, Roger
  • Wilson, James
  • Wingfield, Edward Maria
  • Winthrop, John
  • Wise, John
  • Wister, Sarah
  • Wolcott, Roger
  • Wonders of the Invisible World
  • Wood, William
  • Woodmason, Charles
  • Woolman, John
  • Wright, Susanna
  • Z
  • Zenger, John Peter
  • Selected Bibliogaphy: Volume 1
  • Volume 2
  • Acknowledgements: Volume 2
  • Introduction: Volume 2
  • Chronology 1816–1895
  • A
  • Abbott, Jacob
  • Abbott, Lyman
  • abolitionist movement
  • Adams, Charles Francis, Jr.
  • Adams, Henry
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, William Taylor
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Agassiz, Louis
  • Aiken, George L.
  • Alcott, Bronson
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Alden, Henry Mills
  • Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
  • Alger, Horatio
  • Allen, James Lane
  • Allibone, Samuel Austin
  • Altgeld, John Peter
  • The American
  • American Dictionary of the English Language
  • American Folklore Society
  • The American Monthly Magazine
  • “The American Scholar”
  • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
  • Andrews, Stephen Pearl
  • “Annabel Lee”
  • Anthony, Susan B.
  • Anti-Rent War
  • Apess, William
  • Appleton's Journal
  • The Arena
  • Arnold, George
  • Arthur, T. S.
  • “The Aspern Papers”
  • The Atlantic Monthly
  • Audubon, John James
  • The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
  • B
  • Bagby, George William
  • Bailey, James Montgomery
  • Baldwin, Joseph Glover
  • Ballou, Maturin Murray
  • Bandelier, Adolph
  • Bangs, John Kendrick
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston
  • “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street”
  • Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
  • Bayou Folk
  • Beadle, Erastus
  • Beecher, Catharine Esther
  • Beecher, Henry Ward
  • Belasco, David
  • Bellamy, Edward
  • Ben-Hur
  • “Benito Cereno”
  • Benjamin, Park
  • Bernard, William Bayle
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • “The Big Bear of Arkansas”
  • Bigelow, John
  • The Biglow Papers
  • Bird, Robert Montgomery
  • “The Birth-Mark”
  • “The Black Cat”
  • Black Hawk
  • The Blithedale Romance
  • Bloomer, Amelia
  • Boker, George Henry
  • The Bostonians
  • Boucicault, Dion
  • Boudinot, Elias
  • Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth
  • “Brahma”
  • Bread and Cheese Club
  • Briggs, Charles Frederick
  • Brinton, Daniel Garrison
  • Brook Farm
  • The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • Brooks, Maria Gowen
  • Brown, William Wells
  • Browne, Charles Farrar
  • Brownson, Orestes Augustus
  • Bryant, William Cullen
  • Bunner, H. C.
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson
  • C
  • Cable, George Washington
  • The Carpet-Bag
  • Cary, Alice
  • Cary, Phoebe
  • “Casey at the Bat”
  • “The Cask of Amontillado”
  • “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
  • The Century Magazine
  • A Century of Dishonor
  • “The Chambered Nautilus”
  • Channing, Edward Tyrrel
  • Channing, William Ellery (theologian)
  • Chapman, Maria Weston
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller
  • Child, Lydia Maria
  • “The Children's Hour”
  • Chivers, Thomas Holley
  • Chopin, Kate
  • “Civil Disobedience”
  • Civil War
  • Clapp, Henry
  • Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land
  • Clarke, James Freeman
  • Cochran, Elizabeth
  • The Confidence-Man
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Cooke, John Esten
  • Cooke, Rose Terry
  • Cooper, Anna Julia
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Cooper, Susan Fenimore
  • Copway, George
  • copyright
  • “The Cotton Boll”
  • crackerbarrel humor
  • Crawford, F. Marion
  • Crockett, David
  • Cummins, Maria Susanna
  • Curtis, George William
  • D
  • D. Appleton & Company
  • Daisy Miller
  • Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.
  • Dana, Richard Henry, Sr.
  • Davis, Rebecca Harding
  • Davis, Richard Harding
  • De Forest, John William
  • Delany, Martin
  • Dewey, John
  • The Dial
  • dialect or vernacular writing
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • dime novel
  • Divinity School Address
  • Dodge, Mary Abigail
  • Dodge, Mary Mapes
  • Donnelly, Ignatius
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
  • Drum-Taps
  • Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni
  • Dunbar, Paul Laurence
  • Duyckinck, Evert Augustus
  • Duyckinck, George L.
  • E
  • Eastman, Mary Henderson
  • Eggleston, Edward
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • “Ethan Brand”
  • “Ethnogenesis”
  • “Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe”
  • Evangeline
  • Evans, Augusta Jane
  • A Fable for Critics
  • “The Fall of the House of Usher”
  • F
  • Farley, Harriet
  • Fashion
  • Field, Eugene
  • Fields, Annie Adams
  • Fields, James T.
  • Finley, Martha
  • Flint, Timothy
  • folklore
  • Foote, Mary Hallock
  • Ford, Paul Leicester
  • Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
  • Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly
  • Frederic, Harold
  • Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
  • French, Alice
  • frontier fiction
  • Fuller, Henry Blake
  • Fuller, Margaret
  • G
  • G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • The Galaxy
  • Garland, Hamlin
  • Garrison, William Lloyd
  • The Gates Ajar
  • The Gentleman's Magazine
  • George, Henry
  • Georgia Scenes
  • Gettysburg Address
  • gift books
  • The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day
  • Gilder, Jeanette Leonard
  • Gilder, Richard Watson
  • Gilman, Caroline Howard
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
  • Gloux, Oliver
  • Godey's Lady's Book
  • Godwin, Parke (journalist)
  • “The Gold Bug”
  • The Golden Era
  • Goodrich, Samuel Griswold
  • Graham's Magazine
  • Greeley, Horace
  • Green, Anna Katherine
  • Griswold, Rufus
  • H
  • Hale, Edward Everett
  • Hale, Lucretia Peabody
  • Hale, Sarah Josepha
  • Halleck, Fitz-Greene
  • The Harbinger
  • Harland, Henry
  • Harper and Brothers
  • Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins
  • Harper's Monthly Magazine
  • Harper's Weekly
  • Harris, George Washington
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • Harte, Bret
  • Hawthorne, Julian
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hayne, Paul Hamilton
  • A Hazard of New Fortunes
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Hearth and Home
  • Henry Holt and Company
  • Hentz, Caroline Lee
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
  • Hildreth, Richard
  • historical novel
  • Hobomok
  • Hoffman, Charles Fenno
  • Holley, Marietta
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • Hope Leslie
  • Houghton Mifflin and Company
  • The House of the Seven Gables
  • Hovey, Richard
  • Howard, Bronson
  • Howe, Julia Ward
  • Howells, William Dean
  • A Humble Romance and Other Stories
  • The Illinois Monthly Magazine
  • I
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
  • The Independent
  • The Innocents Abroad
  • Irving, Washington
  • Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
  • J
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Jacobs, Harriet
  • James, Alice
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry, Sr.
  • James R. Osgood and Company
  • James, William
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne
  • Judson, E. Z. C.
  • K
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Kemble, Fanny
  • Kennedy, John Pendleton
  • King, Clarence
  • King, Grace Elizabeth
  • Kirkland, Caroline
  • Knickerbocker Group
  • The Knickerbocker Magazine
  • The Ladies’ Repository
  • “The Lady, or the Tiger?”
  • The Lamplighter
  • L
  • Lanier, Sidney
  • Larcom, Lucy
  • Lazarus, Emma
  • Leather-Stocking Tales
  • The Leavenworth Case
  • Leaves of Grass
  • “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
  • Leland, Charles G.
  • Leslie, Frank
  • The Liberator
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Life on the Mississippi
  • Lippard, George
  • Lippincott's Magazine
  • Little Women
  • local color
  • Locke, David Ross
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
  • Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin
  • Looking Backward
  • Lowell, James Russell
  • Lowell, Maria White
  • The Lowell Offering
  • lyceum movement
  • M
  • Main-Travelled Roads
  • Malaeska
  • “The Man without a Country”
  • The Marble Faun
  • Mardi
  • “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
  • “The Masque of the Red Death”
  • The Massachusetts Quarterly Review
  • “Massachusetts to Virginia”
  • Matthews, Brander
  • “The May-Pole of Merry Mount”
  • McGuffey, William Holmes
  • Melville, Herman
  • Menken, Adah Isaacs
  • Miller, Joaquin
  • “The Minister's Black Veil”
  • The Minister's Wooing
  • minstrel show
  • Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
  • Mitchell, Donald Grant
  • Mitchell, S. Weir
  • Moby-Dick
  • Moulton, Louise Chandler
  • “MS Found in a Bottle”
  • Muir, John
  • “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • Murfree, Mary N.
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
  • N
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself
  • Nast, Thomas
  • The Nation
  • The National Anti-Slavery Standard
  • The National Era
  • Native American literature
  • “Nature”
  • Neal, John
  • The New-England Magazine
  • A New England Nun and Other Stories
  • A New Home—Who’ll Follow?
  • The New York Ledger
  • The New York Times
  • New-York Tribune
  • Nick of the Woods
  • 19th-century American drama
  • The North American Review
  • The North Star
  • Nye, Bill
  • O
  • “O Captain! My Captain!”
  • Old Creole Days
  • Oldtown Folks
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
  • The Oregon Trail
  • O’Reilly, John Boyle
  • “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking”
  • “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”
  • “The Over-Soul”
  • Overland Monthly
  • P
  • Page, Thomas Nelson
  • Parker, Theodore
  • Parkman, Francis
  • Parton, James
  • Parton, Sara Payson Willis
  • “Paul Revere's Ride”
  • Paulding, James Kirke
  • Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer
  • The Pearl of Orr's Island
  • penny press
  • Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
  • “The Philosophy of Composition”
  • Piatt, Sarah Morgan Bryan
  • The Piazza Tales
  • Pierre; or The Ambiguities
  • “The Pit and the Pendulum”
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • The Portrait of a Lady
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • Prescott, William Hickling
  • The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages
  • Pulitzer, Joseph
  • “The Purloined Letter”
  • Putnam's Monthly Magazine
  • R
  • Ramona
  • “Rappaccini's Daughter”
  • “The Raven”
  • realism
  • Redburn
  • Representative Men
  • Ridge, John Rollin
  • Riis, Jacob
  • Riley, James Whitcomb
  • “Rip Van Winkle”
  • Ripley, George
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Ritchie, Anna Mowatt
  • Robinson, Rowland Evans
  • “Roger Malvin's Burial”
  • romance
  • Romanticism
  • Roughing It
  • Rouquette, Adrien Emmanuel
  • Royall, Anne Newport
  • Ruiz de Burton, María Amparo
  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
  • S
  • Sabin's Dictionary
  • Sargent, Epes W.
  • The Saturday Club
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
  • Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston
  • Scribner's Monthly
  • Sealsfield, Charles
  • Sedgwick, Catharine Maria
  • “Self-Reliance”
  • Shaw, Henry Wheeler
  • Shillaber, B. P.
  • Sigourney, Lydia Huntley
  • Simms, William Gilmore
  • The Sketch Book
  • slave narrative
  • Smith, Charles Henry
  • Smith, Elizabeth Oakes
  • Smith, F. Hopkinson
  • Smith, Richard Penn
  • Smith, Seba
  • “Snow-Bound”
  • The Song of Hiawatha
  • “Song of Myself”
  • “Sonnet—To Science”
  • The Southern Literary Messenger
  • southwestern humor
  • Southworth, E. D. E. N.
  • Spirit of the Times
  • Spofford, Harriet Prescott
  • St. Nicholas
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
  • Stedman, Edmund Clarence
  • Stephens, Ann Sophia
  • Stockton, Frank R.
  • Stoddard, Charles Warren
  • Stoddard, Elizabeth Barstow
  • Stoddard, Richard Henry
  • Stone, Lucy
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • T
  • tall tale
  • Taylor, Bayard
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
  • Terhune, Mary Virginia
  • “Thanatopsis”
  • Thaxter, Celia
  • Thompson, Daniel Pierce
  • Thomson, Mortimer Neal
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thorpe, Thomas Bangs
  • Ticknor and Fields
  • Ticknor, William D.
  • Timrod, Henry
  • “To a Waterfowl”
  • “To the Fringed Gentian”
  • Todd, Mabel Loomis
  • Tourgée, Albion W.
  • The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • A Tramp Abroad
  • Transcendental Club
  • transcendentalism
  • A Traveler from Altruria
  • Trowbridge, John Townsend
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Tuckerman, Frederick Goddard
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twice-Told Tales
  • Two Years before the Mast
  • Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
  • U
  • Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The Union Magazine
  • United States Magazine and Democratic Review
  • V
  • Vanity Fair
  • Very, Jones
  • Victor, Frances Fuller
  • Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller
  • “The Village Blacksmith”
  • “A Visit from St. Nicholas”
  • W
  • Walam Olum
  • Walden
  • Wallace, Lewis
  • Warner, Anna Bartlett
  • Warner, Charles Dudley
  • Warner, Susan Bogart
  • A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
  • Wells, Ida B.
  • The Western Messenger
  • “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”
  • Whitcher, Frances Miriam Berry
  • White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf
  • The Wide, Wide World
  • Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
  • Willis, Nathaniel Parker
  • Wilson, Harriet E.
  • Winnemucca, Sarah
  • Woman in the Nineteenth Century
  • Woodhull, Victoria
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore
  • “The Wreck of the Hesperus”
  • Wright, Frances
  • The Yemassee
  • Y
  • “Young Goodman Brown”
  • The Youth's Companion
  • Selected Bibliography: Volume 2
  • Contributors: Volume 2
  • Volume 3
  • Introduction: Volume 3
  • Chronology 1896–1945
  • A
  • Absalom, Absalom!
  • Accent
  • Adams, Andy
  • Addams, Jane
  • The Adding Machine
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Agee, James
  • Agrarians
  • Ah, Wilderness!
  • Aiken, Conrad
  • Aleichem, Shalom
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • Algonquin Round Table
  • Algren, Nelson
  • All the Sad Young Men
  • Allen, Hervey
  • Altamont
  • The Ambassadors
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • American Caravan
  • American Literature
  • The American Mercury
  • American Scholar
  • American Spectator
  • An American Tragedy
  • Anderson, Margaret
  • Anderson, Maxwell
  • Anderson, Sherwood
  • Anna Christie
  • Appointment in Samarra
  • Armory Show
  • Arnow, Harriette Simpson
  • Arrowsmith
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • As I Lay Dying
  • “Ash-Wednesday”
  • Atherton, Gertrude
  • Auden, W. H.
  • Austin, Mary Hunter
  • Authors League of America
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
  • The Awakening
  • B
  • Babbitt
  • Babbitt, Irving
  • “Babylon Revisited”
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  • The Crack-Up: With Other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters
  • Craig's Wife
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  • E
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  • F
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  • U
  • Untermeyer, Louis
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  • Van Doren, Carl
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  • Z
  • Zugsmith, Leane
  • Zukofsky, Louis
  • Contributors: Volume 3
  • Volume 4
  • Acknowledgements: Volume 4
  • Introduction: Volume 4
  • Chronology 1946–Present
  • A
  • Abbey, Edward
  • Abish, Walter
  • abstract expressionism
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  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Acker, Kathy
  • The Activists
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  • Albee, Edward
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  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • American Book Award
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  • Ammons, A. R.
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  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika
  • Antrim, Donald
  • Apple, Max
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  • Ariel
  • Ashbery, John
  • Asian-American literature in the 20th century
  • Asimov, Isaac
  • The Assistant
  • Auchincloss, Louis
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • B
  • Baker, Nicholson
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  • Bambara, Toni Cade
  • Banks, Russell
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Barth, John
  • Barthelme, Donald
  • Bausch, Richard
  • Baxter, Charles
  • Beat generation
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  • The Bell Jar
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  • Bennett, Michael
  • Berg, Elizabeth
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  • Big Table
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • black aesthetic
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  • Bloom, Harold
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  • Bly, Robert
  • Bohjalian, Chris
  • Bollingen Prize in Poetry
  • Booth, Wayne
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  • Bradbury, Ray
  • Brautigan, Richard
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  • Buechner, Frederick
  • Bukowski, Charles
  • Bullins, Ed
  • Burroughs, William S.
  • Busch, Frederick
  • Butler, Octavia E.
  • Butler, Robert Olen
  • By Love Possessed
  • C
  • Calisher, Hortense
  • Campbell, Joseph
  • Canin, Ethan
  • Capote, Truman
  • Caputo, Philip
  • Carlson, Ron
  • Carruth, Hayden
  • Carver, Raymond
  • Casey, John
  • Cassill, R. V.
  • Catch-22
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Cat's Cradle
  • The Centaur
  • The Center for Editions of American Authors
  • Chabon, Michael
  • Chang, Diana
  • The Changing Light at Sandover
  • Chappell, Fred
  • Chayefsky, Paddy
  • Chicago critics
  • Chu, Louis
  • Ciardi, John
  • Cisneros, Sandra
  • Clampitt, Amy
  • Clark, Eleanor
  • Cleaver, Eldridge
  • Cohen, Robert
  • Cold Sassy Tree
  • cold war
  • Collins, Billy
  • The Color Purple
  • Commentary
  • Commonweal
  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • confessional poetry
  • Connell, Evan S.
  • Conover, Ted
  • Conroy, Pat
  • Cooley, Peter
  • Coover, Robert
  • The Corrections
  • Corso, Gregory
  • The Counterlife
  • Creeley, Robert
  • Critical Inquiry
  • critical theory
  • The Crucible
  • Cunningham, Michael
  • D
  • Dædalus
  • Danielewski, Mark Z.
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Davenport, Guy
  • Davis, Lydia
  • Death of a Salesman
  • deconstruction
  • Delany, Samuel R.
  • DeLillo, Don
  • Deliverance
  • Dexter, Pete
  • Díaz, Junot
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Dickey, James
  • Didion, Joan
  • Dillard, Annie
  • The Disenchanted
  • “Diving into the Wreck”
  • Dixon, Stephen
  • Doctorow, E. L.
  • Donleavy, J. P.
  • Dorn, Ed
  • Douglas, Ellen
  • Dove, Rita
  • The Dream Songs
  • Drury, Allen
  • Dubus, Andre
  • Duncan, Robert
  • Dunne, John Gregory
  • E
  • Edel, Leon
  • Edgerton, Clyde
  • Eggers, Dave
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  • Eisenberg, Deborah
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  • Ellis, Bret Easton
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Ellmann, Richard
  • Ellroy, James
  • Epoch
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Estleman, Loren
  • Eugenides, Jeffrey
  • Everett, Percival
  • Evergreen Review
  • existentialism
  • Exley, Frederick
  • F
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Faust, Irvin
  • feminist literary criticism
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Fiedler, Leslie
  • Fierstein, Harvey
  • Flanagan, Thomas
  • Fool for Love
  • Foote, Shelby
  • Forché, Carolyn
  • Ford, Richard
  • Fox, Paula
  • Frank, Pat
  • Franzen, Jonathan
  • Frazier, Charles
  • French, Marilyn
  • Friedman, Bruce Jay
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Fuller, Charles
  • G
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaines, Ernest J.
  • Gallant, Mavis
  • Gardner, John
  • Garrett, George
  • Gass, William Howard
  • Gates, David
  • Gates, Henry Louis Jr.
  • gay and lesbian literature
  • Gibbons, Kaye
  • Gibson, William
  • Gilchrist, Ellen
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Gioia, Dana
  • Giovanni, Nikki
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Godwin, Gail
  • Gold, Herbert
  • The Goldbug Variations
  • The Golden Apples
  • “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
  • Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
  • Goodman, Paul
  • Gordon, Mary
  • Grau, Shirley Ann
  • Gravity's Rainbow
  • Grisham, John
  • Guard of Honor
  • Gunther, John
  • Guterson, David
  • Guthrie, A. B.
  • H
  • Hagedorn, Jessica
  • Haley, Alex
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hannah, Barry
  • Hansberry, Lorraine
  • Harding, Paul
  • Hardwick, Elizabeth
  • Harper, Michael
  • Harris, Mark
  • Harrison, Jim
  • Haruf, Kent
  • Harvard Review
  • Hass, Robert
  • Hawkes, John
  • Hayden, Robert
  • Heat-Moon, William Least
  • Heinlein, Robert A.
  • Heller, Joseph
  • Helprin, Mark
  • Henley, Beth
  • Herbert, Frank
  • Herr, Michael
  • Herzog
  • Higgins, George V.
  • Highsmith, Patricia
  • Highwater, Jamake
  • Hijuelos, Oscar
  • Hillerman, Tony
  • Hillman, Brenda
  • Himes, Chester
  • Hinton, S. E.
  • Hirsch, Edward
  • Hispanic-American literature
  • Hoagland, Edward
  • Hoffman, Alice
  • Hollander, John
  • Holmes, John
  • Homes, A. M.
  • Hongo, Garrett
  • hooks, bell
  • The Hours
  • Houston, James D.
  • Howard, Maureen
  • Howard, Richard
  • Howells Medal
  • Howes, Barbara
  • “Howl”
  • Hugo, Richard
  • humor in 20th-century American literature
  • Humphrey, William
  • Hustvedt, Siri
  • Hwang, David Henry
  • I
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Ignatow, David
  • In Cold Blood
  • Infinite Jest
  • Inge, William
  • Invisible Man
  • The Iowa Review
  • Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • Ironweed
  • Irving, John
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • J
  • Jackson, Shirley
  • Jarrell, Randall
  • J.B.
  • Jin, Ha
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • Johnson, Denis
  • Johnson, Diane
  • Jones, Gayl
  • Jones, James
  • Jong, Erica
  • Jordan, June
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Jubilee
  • Just, Ward
  • Justice, Donald
  • K
  • Kazin, Alfred
  • Keillor, Garrison
  • Kelley, William Melvin
  • Kennedy, William
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Kesey, Ken
  • Killens, John Oliver
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • King, Stephen
  • Kingsolver, Barbara
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Kinnell, Galway
  • Kizer, Carolyn
  • Knowles, John
  • Koch, Kenneth
  • Komunyakaa, Yusef
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  • Korean War
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  • Library of America: Literary Classics of the United States
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  • “The Literature of Exhaustion”
  • Living Theater
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  • M
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  • metafiction
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  • minimalism
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  • The Moviegoer
  • Mukherjee, Bharati
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  • The Naked and the Dead
  • National Book Award
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  • O
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  • psychoanalytic criticism
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  • R
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  • Rabe, David
  • A Rage to Live
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  • S
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  • science fiction and fantasy literature
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  • Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
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  • Stafford, William
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  • Strand, Mark
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • structuralism
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  • A Thousand Acres
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  • Vietnam War
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  • A Walk on the Wild Side
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  • The Waters of Kronos
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  • The Zoo Story
  • Selected Bibliography: Volume 4
  • Contributors: Volume 4