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  • ISBN 0870236296
  • ISBN13 978-0870236297
  • Language English
  • Author Huck Gutman
  • Publisher University of Massachusetts Press; First Edition edition (April 22, 1991)
  • Pages 264
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1448 kb
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This collection of original essays traces the cultural impact of American literature on and in other societies. Written by authors from fifteen nations, from east to west, north and south, the essays examine not only what is studied, translated, and taught by scholars in each country but also what is read by the general public.At a time when the traditional American literary canon is undergoing a thorough reevaluation, As Others Read Us provides an important cross-cultural perspective. By examining the role of tradition, government policy, and bureaucracy in determining which texts are read and esteemed, the contributors enrich our understanding of the formation and propagation of alternative literary canons. By analyzing the influence of American literary texts on the values and aspirations of citizens from other countries, the essayists further illuminate the complex relationship between literature and politics.Though recognizable, the literary landscape that emerges in this book is in many ways astonishingly different from the one with which most Americans are familiar. While Poe, James, Faulkner, and Hemingway, for instance, loom large as major figures on a world stage, so too do Jack London and Charles Bukowski. There are other surprises as well. Who might imagine that Faulkner's South would intrigue Japanese readers, that Israeli students would have a penchant for Puritan and colonial American literature, or that the Chinese would be entranced by the writings of both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Arthur Hailey?Essay after essay in this unique collection reveals how one culture often finds reflections of itself in the historical niches of another culture's development.

As Others Read Us provides an important cross-cultural perspective.

As Others Read Us provides an important cross-cultural perspective. By examining the role of tradition, government policy, and bureaucracy in determining which texts are read and esteemed, the contributors enrich our understanding of the formation and propagation of alternative literary canons. By analyzing the influence of American literary texts on the values and aspirations of citizens from other countries, the essayists further illuminate the complex relationship between literature and politics.

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As Others Read Us. International Perspectives on American Literature. Published May 1991 by University of Massachusetts Press.

Huck Gutman was born Stanley Gutman on December 24, 1943. Gutman graduated from the University of Vermont. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press. While he was in college, he got the nickname "Huck" from Huckleberry Finn for walking barefoot around the campus  .

This collection of original essays traces the cultural impact of American literature on and in other societies

This collection of original essays traces the cultural impact of American literature on and in other societies. This collection of original essays traces the cultural impact of American literature on and in other societies. Written by authors from 15 nations, the essays examine not only what is studied, translated, and taught by scholars in each country but also what is read by the general public.

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States)

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States). Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

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