By Gary Scharnhorst, Tom Quirk
Realism and Regionalism: 1865-1914 covers American literature from the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century as much as the beginning of worldwide battle I. Informative research courses supply invaluable history info in this period of time, recommend beneficial parts of study, and checklist the easiest secondary resources.
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In other words, human beings might make the necessary mental corrections of perceived realities and thereby achieve some sort of informed perspective of experience. For Garland, literary Realism is the “truthful statement of an individual impression corrected by reference to the fact” (The Literary Criticism of Frank Norris). Clearly, Naturalism occupied different ground. ” Naturalism was perhaps the most vigorous challenge to the Realist agenda, though many Naturalists thought of themselves as continuing that project by appropriating a certain kind of subject matter that disclosed the stresses and fractures of life sadly in need of social, as opposed to moral, reform.
At least fifteen booklength Franklin biographies appeared between 1876 and 1910, however, and his life acquired an unprecedented cachet during the period. Thomas Mellon, the founder of the Mellon family fortune, reminisced in his 1885 autobiography that he regarded “the reading of Franklin’s Autobiography as the turning point of my life,” and T. L. Haines in his success manual Worth and Wealth (1883) repeatedly cited Franklin and quoted from his autobiography. William Dean Howells proclaimed Franklin’s memoirs “one of the greatest autobiographies in literature,” one that “towers over other autobiographies as Franklin towered over other men,” in 1905.
With the publication of Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery (1901), W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (1903), and James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) African American writing set milestones in the early twentieth century. Native American traditions go back to the time before white Europeans arrived on the North American continent, but since they were mostly preserved in an oral tradition, they did not come to the general public’s attention until they were published in print.