Thursday, April 28, 2011
Book Review #1173
The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume 2 by Nina Baym
Rating: three stars (out of four)
I definitely like American Literature more than British Literature and this volume featured a lot of authors I hadn't even HEARD of before. It offered a fairly broad overview of the literature at the time, although, as my professor pointed out, it still could have featured more women writers/native american authors/other minorities, but it highlighted some of the best known authors and their work. I really enjoyed the class because my teacher made the material interesting and as a class we looked at each text and discussed that time period and the different styles of writing.