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Abbey, Edward (1927-1989), The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975), eco-terrorist novel: analysis

Abish, Walter (1931- ), How German Is It (1980), sociopathetic Postmodernist consciousness: analysis

Adams, Henry (1838-1918), The Education of Henry Adams (1907), historian’s influential autobiography
    57 quotations of Adams:
        youth, education, belief, experience, intelligence, objectivity, history, free speech, philosophy,
        friendship, friends in power, women, Victorianism, love, politics, society, morality, law, human
        nature, Naturalism, Realism, science, death.

Adler, Renata, Speedboat (1976), Expressionistic Postmodernist fragments: analysis
        Expressionism

agrarianism

Aiken, Conrad (1889-1973), “Herman Melville” (1958)

Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888), Introduction: major popular Victorian novelist worldwide
    58 quotations of Alcott:
        youth, education, society, character, aspiration, writing, fame, friendship, woman, love,
        Victorianism, modern Feminism, faith in self-reliance, utopianism, literature, censors
        Mark Twain, advice, death.
    Little Women I & II (1868,69): Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy,
        Personal Essays, Scholarship (1999): Table of Contents
        46 brief responses to Little Women
        how radical Feminists revised Little Women (1983): analysis
    Feminism in American literature

Alcuin (1797), first feminist tract in America, Charles Brockden Brown: quotations

allegory

America as a symbol: brief history & 130 quotations

“American Authors” (c.1848): group portrait before emergence of Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman

American authors of 20th century most prized by book collectors (1991)

American “higher” education since the 1960s

American Indian captivity narratives

American Indian literature:

    Chief Tahgahjute of the Cayuga & Mingoes protests atrocity (1774)
    Chief Brant of the Mohawks appeals for redress for loss of land (1776)
    Chief Sogoyewapha (Red Jacket) of the Senecas defends his religion (1805)
    Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee demands land rights (1810)

       

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obj. correlative
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