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The American Novel Since 1945   

ENGL 291 - The American Novel Since 1945

author: Amy Hungerford, Department of English, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)

In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.

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Comment1 Mr. Anthony Peraro, Chief Engineer, February 15, 2012 at 2:56 p.m.:

Bravo ! Bravo ! Hearing the audible on I tunes University was a fantastic
enlightenment experience which I recommend to humankind who aspire to improve and progress in English and life. All of the lectures were most interesting not lengthy at all.
Bravo ! Professor Amy Hungerford !

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