Major American Writers of the Twentieth-Century
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NLIT 3350
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Cultural Studies
This course introduces the rich diversity of American literature as represented by some of its best-known authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, Eugene O'Neill, and perhaps some others. It aims to foster an understanding of and appreciation for several American literary trends and encourage discussion about the potential meaning and significance of literature in our nation's cultural life. We see how varied works--poetry, novels, short stories, and essays--reveal the larger conflicting political, historical, social, and cultural values of the time and how they ultimately confront the issues of national identity that continue to have a profound influence on American society.