William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism (Studies in by Paul Abeln

By Paul Abeln

regardless of efforts at revival via John Updike and others, William Dean Howells nonetheless is still within the shadows of his shut neighbors Mark Twain and Henry James. This e-book works opposed to many years of destructive comparisons with those literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism is helping us to determine him as a author a great deal conscious of his obstacles and of his huge, immense significance within the improvement of an American literary culture. a detailed examine his overdue works offers us a richer knowing of this robust second of transition in American literature, a second while Howells and his venerable acquaintances have been inspiring and anointing a brand new iteration of writers and taking an extended, difficult examine their very own legacies and contributions.

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