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American Literature

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Find Works of American Literature

Criticism and Interpretive Articles


Search The Library for Books and Titles

  • Literature (General): PN1 - 6790
  • Black Literature (General): PN841  
  • American Literature:  PS1 - 3626
  • Collections of American Literature:  PS501 - 639
  • Individual Authors:  PS700-3576
  • Poetry:  PN1010 - 1525, PN6099 - 6110 (Poetry Collections)
  • Drama:  PN1600 - 1693

Authors and Themes

American Authors: A Selected List

  • Rudolfo Anaya
  • Saul Bellows
  • Charles Chesnutt
  • Ralph Ellison
  • William Faulkner
  • Henry James
  • Audre Lorde
  • Toni Morrison
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Amy Tan

Themes and Subjects: Another List to Start

  • Alienation; Isolation; Relationship with Nature, Society, or Self
  • The American Dream
  • Gender roles; Gender / Sexual Identity
  • Identity; Self-Identity
  • Immigration; Assimilation; Intersectionality
  • Innocence (and Loss of); Coming of Age
  • Rebellion; Protest; Activism
  • Regionalism
  • Religion; Morality
  • Slavery; Slave narratives

Encyclopedias and Anthologies

Last updated on May 13, 2022 9:31 AM