By Charles Crow
The Blackwell spouse to American nearby Literature is the main accomplished source but released for examine of this well known box.
- The so much inclusive survey but released of yankee local literature.
- Represents a wide selection of theoretical and historic approaches.
- Surveys the literature of particular areas from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii.
- Discusses authors and teams who've been vital in defining local American literature.
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Both the project of nation-building and the project of imperialism involved often brutal confrontations with new people within and outside the borders of the United States. Yet the consolidation of a national identity is a task that is always more or less underway in the United States. To say that regional writing was deeply implicated in the logic of nation-building is to read the past as if it were a smooth narrative with a single object. But nothing could be further from the truth. Depending on their different situations, people in the nineteenth century experienced the culture and politics of their nation very differently.
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Telling these interrelated stories is like creating a regional text of our own, for we shall be using a small slice of literary history to illuminate the cultural importance not just of regional literature, but of literature more broadly. Literature was only one among a multitude of ways in which people engaged with culture, but in both its consumption and its production it is one of the most important and complex means by which people struggled over basic issues of representation. That small area of the cultural field in the nineteenth century that was occupied by literature is an especially interesting and useful site through which to examine how conflicts over the meaning and the place of new kinds of people were staged, circulated, and consumed.
A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America by Charles Crow