What is American Literature?
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In this article, the writer discusses that the more broadly, deeply, objectively and honestly one reflects on the question of what is; or is not American literature, the more complex the issue becomes. The writer then provides a definition of literature before examining the issue of American literature. The writer concludes that aspects of American life and character that often, although not always, get left out of literary works often have to do with politics and/or political processes perhaps because their bad effects, while known, are probably hard to describe in terms of tangible effects on an individual hero or life situation.
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- Literature. (1995). Webster's New American dictionary. New York: Merriam- Webster.
- Tocqueville, A. de. (1998). Democracy in America [online text]. Retrieved March 8,2007, from: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/html.
- Whitman, W. (1999). Leaves of grass [online text]. Project Gutenberg. Retrieved March 8, 2007, from: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1322.html.
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