An astonishing feat of erudition, "The Dream of the Great American Novel "takes in all of American literature, much of modern European literature, and sizeable swaths of world literature. It is a book intended to capture the curve of American history, the sweep of American culture, and the enigmas of national character--and it encompasses all the relevant scholarship as well. Indeed, Buell is among the most distinguished living scholars of American literature.Dazzling in its range, "The Dream of the Great American Novel "honors the preeminent American studies ideal of inclusiveness. America s infinite variety is given its proper due, an achievement of the imagination that doubles as an ethical achievement "The Dream of the Great American Novel "reveals a genetic structure to American literature, wheels that are constantly being reinvented, as motifs and forms are borrowed, appropriated, refined, sentimentalized, de-sentimentalized, sacralized, and satirized Buell s tour-de-force chapter on "Beloved," in which all of American history seems to converge, makes for the finest pages of this robustly original book Buell s magnum opus.--Michael Kimmage"New Republic" (02/22/2014)"Críticas:
Demonstrating an enviable command of the full sweep of modern literary history, but also an expert eye for the telling individual case, Buell s analysis of the dream of the Great American Novel is itself a great work of Americanist literary criticism, brilliantly faithful both to the anachronism and the continuing urgency of the idea at its heart. One comes away from this highly readable book with a new understanding of how certain works of literature have made themselves matter to American readers and, what s more, an exquisitely balanced sense of the prospects for the novel s future as an expression of national identity and national discord.--Mark McGurl, Stanford University"
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