American literature books, Contemporary literature
American literature dates back to the last of 18th and the early 19th century. After Americans achieved independence, the literary works by Americans was in a way a necessity and to cope with this need, they published their first novel in the last years of 18th century. It can be termed as the first of contemporary literature or post-colonial literature. Americans wrote novels, poetries, plays and more. Despite of an absence of long history of literary development like European countries or some colonies like India, American authors managed to create their own aura. Writers like H.P.Lovecraft, Tennessee Williams, Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and many others have contributed to American literature and the world literature in a great way. Many of these classic American writings are available in their original forms or in the form of analogies within this category browse through and find some of the books that fit your genre and order for a taste of the very first of new literature.
Modern authors of American literature and their works
There was a time when the best of literature was believed to be produced by Britain, France, Italy and other European developed countries but now the world of literature is dominated by pretty much many ethnicities and American authors have been a big part of it. ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams, ‘The Sound And The Fury’ by William Faulkner, Poems by Robert Frost, ‘Life on the Mississippi’ by Mark Twain etc., are only few examples of the quality of literature brought in by these American authors. Find many such classics, Edgar Allan Poe's works or Maya Angelou's poetry they are all in the selection that we have at Amazon making it easy to choose and learn. Order these online here and get the books at reasonable prices from good editions.
Young Literature students looking at contemporary literature
Literature students studying contemporary literature will find this collection quite compelling since it has a plethora of books from all the corners of American literary society pulled out and kept at display. The new genres explored by many American authors will be good for the inquisitive students who are willing to study many books and learn. Moreover, what literary student does not want exposure to a fresh kind of literature that churn out form the works of Salman Rushdie, Graham Greene, Mark Twain and others presenting a counter elite style of literature and making it more a subject of the people than of the author. ‘Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995’ by Margaret Atwood, ‘Letter To My Daughter’ by Maya Angelou and other books by feminist writers from the second and third waves of feminism is a part of this stock as well. This makes reading even more diverse because now you have another dimension to explore, the gender perspective. Move around these names and order any American literature book and improve your understanding of what is known as the New or contemporary literature.