Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present

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Amy Berke, Middle Georgia State University
Robert Bleil, College of Coastal Georgia
Jordan Cofer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13: 978-1-9407713-4-2

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

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Reviewed by Sandy Hudock, Professor, Colorado State University-Pueblo, on 2/2/2018.

The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary. Writing the Nation is appropriately … read more



Reviewed by Kelly Donahue, instructor, Century College, on 4/12/2017.

The text has "concise" in its title, and it is concise. Each of the six chapters is arranged around a literary movement, and starts with learning … read more



Reviewed by Vince Gotera, Professor, University of Northern Iowa, on 2/16/2017.

Writing the Nation does an excellent job of presenting the ongoing development of American literature since the Civil War as a cogent narrative, … read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Late Romanticism (1855-1870)
  • Chapter 2: Realism (1865-1890)
  • Chapter 3: Naturalism (1890-1914)
  • Chapter 4: Turn of the Twentieth Century and the Growth of Modernism (1893 - 1914)
  • Chapter 5: Modernism (1914 - 1945)
  • Chapter 6: American Literature Since 1945 (1945 - Present)

About the Book

Writing the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present is a text that surveys key literary movements and the American authors associated with the movement. Topics include late romanticism, realism, naturalism, modernism, and modern literature.

About the Contributors


Dr. Amy Berke is the Chair of Department of English at Middle Georgia State University.

Robert R. Bleil, PhD is an Assistant Professor of English at College of Coastal Georgia.

Jordan Cofer is an Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, in charge of learning resources, and an associate professor of English at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.