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Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  North American Literature 2
   Sources of information


(A maioría dos textos inclúense na antoloxía Norton, 8ª ed.).

  • Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Henry James, Daisy Miller: A Study
  • Ernest Hemingway, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
  • Modernist poetry (selected poems)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby [Penguin, 2013]
  • William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

SEGUNDA PARTE (Prof. María Frías)

  • Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
  • Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970)
  • Excerpts from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street (1984) ["My Name", "Four Skinny Tree", and "No Speak English]
  • Edwidge Danticat's Children of the Sea (1995)
  • John Updike's "Separating" (1974) ?

Complementary materials, both contextual and critical, will be made available via the course Moodle page.


Literary histories & general studies.

Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern American Novel. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Cassuto, Leonard, Clare Virginia Eby & Benjamin Reiss, eds. The Cambridge History of the American Novel. Cambridge:

Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Elliott, Emory, gen. ed. Columbia Literary History of the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Fiedler, Leslie A. Love and Death in the American Novel. 1960. London: Penguin, 1984.

Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Kazin, Alfred. On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature. 1942. New York: Harcourt

Brace, 1995.

Ruland, Richard & Malcolm Bradbury. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature. London:

Routledge, 1991.

American Realism(s).

1. General studies:

Barrish, Phillip J. The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011.

Berthoff, Werner. The Ferment of Realism: American Literature 1884-1919. 1965. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1981. 1-47.

Pizer, Donald, ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London. Cambridge:

Cambridge University Press, 1995.

2. Individual authors & works:

2.1. Mark Twain.

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (A Norton Critical Edition).3rd ed. Ed. Thomas Cooley. New York: Norton,


Fishkin, Shelley Fisher, ed. The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works. New York: The Library of

America, 2010.

Messent, Peter. The Cambridge Introduction to Mark Twain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres, 2007. Cf. 1-38, 73-87.

Quirk, Tom. “The Realism of Huckleberry Finn.” In Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn: Essays on a Book, a Boy, and

a Man. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 1993. 83-105.

2.2. Henry James

James, Henry. Tales of Henry James. (A Norton Critical Edition). Eds. Christof Wegelin & Henry B. Wonham. 2nd ed. New

York: Norton, 2003.

Hocks, Richard A. Henry James: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1990. Cf. 3-11, 31-35, 141-147.

American Modernism(s).

1. General studies:

Anderson, Quentin. "The Emergence of Modernism." Columbia Literary History of the United States. Gen. Ed. Emory

Elliott. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. 695-714.

Bradbury, Malcolm & James McFarlane. "The Name and Nature of Modernism". Modernism: A Guide to European

Literature 1890-1930. Eds. Malcolm Bradbury & James McFarlane. London: Penguin, 1976. 19-55.

Singal, Daniel. "Towards a Definition of American Modernism." Modernist Culture in America. Ed. Daniel Singal. Belmont,

Calif.: Wadsworth, 1991. 1-27.

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