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Chapter 5: American Realism - Selected Bibliography

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Bell, Michael Davitt. The Problem of American Realism. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

Borus, Daniel H. Writing Realism: Howells, James, and Norris in the Mass Market. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1989.

Brodhead, Richard. Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

Fisher, Philip K. Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel. New York: Oxford U P, 1985.

Glazener, Nancy. Reading for Realism: The History of a Literary Institution. Durham: Duke UP,1997.

Greenwald, Elissa. Realism and the Romance: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and American Fiction. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1989. PS 374 .R37 G7

Habegger, Alfred. Gender, Fantasy, and Realism in American Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 1982.

Jones, Gavin. Strange Talk: The Politics of Dialect Literature in Gilded Age America. Berkeley: U. of California P, 1999.

Kaplan, Amy. The Social Construction of American Realism. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988. PS 374 .R37 K37

McKay, Janet H. Narration and Discourse in American Realistic Fiction. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1982. PS374 .R37 M3

Murphy, Brenda. American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940. NY: Cambridge UP, 1987. PS338 .R42 M87

Nettels, Elsa. Language and Gender in American Fiction: Howells, James, Wharton, and Cather. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 1997.

Pizer, Donald. ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturlaism, Howells to London. NY: Cambridge UP, 1995.

- - -, and Earl Harbert. eds. "American Realists and Naturalists." Vol. 12 of Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1982.

Quirk, Tom, and Gary Scharnhorst. eds. American Realism and the Canon. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1994.

Shi, David. Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920. NY: Oxford UP, 1995.

Stein, Allen F. After the Vows Were Spoken: Marriage in American Literary Realism. Columbus: Ohio UP, 1984.

Sundquist, Eric J. American Realism: New Essays. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1982. PS374 .R37 A47

Thomas, Brook. American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

Warren, Kenneth. Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

Selected Bibliography 2000-Present

Barrish, Phillip. White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2005.

Belluscio, Steven J. To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2006.

Claybaugh, Amanda. The Novel of Purpose: Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2007.

Davidson, Rob. The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells. Columbi: U of Missouri P, 2005.

Elliott, Michael A. The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism. Minneapoli: U of Minnesota P, 2002.

Freeman, Kimberly A. Love American Style: Divorce and the American Novel, 1881-1976. NY: Routledge, 2003.

Hilderbrand, David L. Beyond Realism and Antirealism: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2003.

Hochman, Barbara. Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2001.

Hoeller, Hildegard. Edith Wharton's Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2000.

Lathbury, Roger. Realism and Regionalism (1860-1910): American Literature in Its Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts. NY: Facts on File, 2005.

Lehan, Richard. Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2005.

Ludwig, Sámi. Pragmatist Realism: The Cognitive Paradigm in American Realist Texts. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2002.

Martin, Gretchen. The Frontier Roots of American Realism: Southwest Humor and the Loophole of Literary Propriety. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

Pfitzer, Gregory M. Popular History and the Literary Marketplace, 1840-1920. Amherst, MA: U of Massachusetts P, 2008.

Roggenkamp, Karen. Narrating the News: New Journalism and Literary Genre in Late Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers and Fiction. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2005.

Winter, Molly C. American Narratives: Multiethnic Writing in the Age of Realism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2007.

Witschi, Nicolas S. Traces of Gold: California's Natural Resources and the Claim to Realism in Western American Literature. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002.

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