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William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism (Reprint) (Paperback) (Paul Abeln)

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Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants.William Dean Howells and the Ends ofRealism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations and of his enormous importance in the development of an American literary tradition. A close look at his late works gives us a richer understanding of this powerful moment of transition in American literature, a moment when Howells and his venerable friends were inspiring and anointing a new generation of writers and taking a long, hard look at their own legacies and contributions.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Studies in Major Literary Authors
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Paul Abeln
Language: English
Street Date: July 22, 2016
TCIN: 51822304
UPC: 9781138987159
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5793

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