By George Parker Anderson
American Modernism: 1914-1945 covers American literature through the time of warfare and melancholy within the first half the twentieth century. This new examine consultant brings this crucial literary interval to lifestyles, supplying scholars with recommendations for learning and writing.
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A website through which audio recordings of many songs can be accessed. Bibliography Edward Foote Gardner, Popular Songs of the Twentieth Century, volume 1: Chart Detail & Encyclopedia 1900–1949 (St. : Paragon House, 2000). Six hundred monthly charts of the era, each listing the top twenty songs, created by the author. No actual surveys were made of the most popular songs in America until the 1940s. indd 38 4/6/10 9:23:14 AM “The Essence of a Continent” 39 Biography Will Friedwald, Stardust Melodies: A Biography of Twelve of America’s Most Popular Songs (New York: Pantheon, 2002).
Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995). Argues that post–World War I New York became the epicenter of historical change as black and white artists and intellectuals defined a new, non-Eurocentric American culture. Ann duCille, The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women’s Fiction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993). Discusses the subversive use of the marriage plot in works such as Nella Larsen’s Quicksand and Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and explores the multidimensionality of black women’s fiction from 1853 to 1948, and its thematic preoccupation with race and identity.
His dialect tales, collected in The Conjure Woman (1899), anticipate Zora Neale Hurston’s collections of folklore and her fictional dignifying of the multidimensionality of African American life. Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872–1906), called “the Poet Laureate of the Negro race” by educational reformer Booker T. Washington, wrote poems in both dialect and standard English, auguring the work of Jamaican sonneteer, Claude McKay. The debate on what constituted the best path to racial equity continued unabated into the “Renaissance” years.
American Modernism, 1914-1945 (Research Guide to American Literature) by George Parker Anderson