The present anthology comprises twenty two research papers on different American fiction, poetry and plays. It includes one paper on Black literature and one on Afro-American literature. The major share goes to novel being the most dominant form of literature. However, it includes three papers on poetry of Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and E.E. Cummings. They represent the two different currents of poetry in America which have yielded significant influence on Indian poetry in English. It comprises four papers on dramatist/ drama namely Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and Willy Loman's Death of a Salesman. Tennessee Williams it also includes three papers on short story. The short stories of W.S. Porter, Roald Dahi and Hemingway are perceptively studied here. The synoptic papers on American novels in the twenties, Black English, Afro-American literature and comprehensive studies of individual novelists like Hemingway, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison and Sherwood Anderson besides other papers on novels make it a useful reference book. The novels studied here are A Farewell to Arms, The Bluest Eye, Gone with the Wind, The Good Earth and The Possessing the Secret of Joy. The twenty two critical essays are remarkable contribution to American Literature in the sense. that they present critical responses from a distance of time, place and milieu. I hope the book would be useful for students and researchers of American Literature as well as for general readers.
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C. L. Khatri (Author)
Dr. C.L. Khatri, a reputed perceptive critic and editor of Cyber Literature and several anthologies of criticism, is a practicing poet writing in Hindi and English. He has two poetry collections in English: Kargil and Ripples in the Lake and one i...