By Warner Berthoff
In American Trajectories Warner Berthoff argues that even within the broadest cultural and ancient viewpoint, ingenious literature (like all of the arts) is an issue of person signatures and modifications. He additionally places forth that there are recognizable styles and continuities marking off what's distinctively American, what either displays and speaks for a shared nationwide event. Discussions of Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain, Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, Theodore Dreiser, and Edmund Wilson specialize in the provenance and significant personality of writing by means of mainstream figures in our literary prior. The essays on Brockden Brown, Nathan Asch, O. Henry, Frank O'Hara, Lewis Mumford, and Van Wyck Brooks spotlight marginal, overlooked, forgotten, or no longer but absolutely stated participants to American writing.
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American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790–1970 by Warner Berthoff