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History in Literature

As one would expect, writers are influenced by their exposure to the major ideas, events, and people of their lifetime as well as by history. To whatever degree they may embrace or, alternatively, attempt to hi… (See Below for Full Description)
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As one would expect, writers are influenced by their exposure to the major ideas, events, and people of their lifetime as well as by history. To whatever degree they may embrace or, alternatively, attempt to hide from what happens in the world around them, writers work in the context of their time and their books reflect much about society and the spirit of the day. History in Literature is a concise guide to 20th-century historical events, periods, movements, and figures and the ways they have been depicted in specific works of literature.

This valuable reference helps readers understand the historical context of 20th-century literary works. Arranged A to Z by historical event, the book allows readers to compare the factual details of an event, period, or life to the literary treatment and understand how history is used for literary purposes. Each entry provides a description of the historical topic, followed by a discussion of the literature it inspired. Major events, such as World War II, are subdivided and include cross-references to more specific entries. Entries range from 250 to 1,000 words in length and include suggestions for further reading. An appendix at the end of the volume gives a chronology of all the events and literary works.

Works by such authors as Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, George Orwell, and John Steinbeck, along with popular authors such as Don DeLillo, E.L. Doctorow, Carlos Fuentes, Nadine Gordimer, and others are included.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4693-5
ISBN-10 081604693X
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1035-6
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series ---
Author Edward Quinn
Publication Date 1/1/2004
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Appendix. Cross-references.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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