By Bob Blaisdell
On the finish of the Civil struggle, one other lengthy and hard fight started because the country tried to reunite. Literature provided a direction towards unity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of significant American authors from the war's finish to the sunrise of the Jazz Age.
Featured works comprise these of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and different poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented one of the storytellers, besides Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. 3 brief novels look of their entirety: Daisy Miller by means of Henry James, The name of the Wild via Jack London, and Ethan Frome by way of Edith Wharton. Speeches through Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by means of Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and lots of different decisions recapture a colourful period in American literature. Informative introductory notes complement the authoritative texts.
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