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American romanticism the romantic period in the history of american literature stretches from the end of the 18th century to the outbreak of the civil war, which started with the. Introduction variously defined as distinct philosophical approaches, complementary aesthetic strategies, or broad literary movements, realism and naturalism emerged as the dominant categories applied to american fiction of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Native american literature--selected bibliography, compiled by kl mackay a brief history of native american written literature the first native american literary texts were offered orally, and they link the earth-surface people with the plants and animals, the rivers and rocks, and all. Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the cambridge history contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. A brief history of the short story in america by admin | aug-27-2007 the development and rise of the american short story in the 19th century was the result of simple market forces.
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