American Essay in the American Century : Chicago and Revivalism, 1880-1920

Ned Stuckey-French

The American Essay in the American Century is a compelling, highly readable book that illuminates the history of a secretly beloved literary genre. A work that will appeal to fiction readers, scholars, and students alike, this book offers fundamental insight into modern American literary history and the intersections of literature, culture, and class through the personal essay. This thoroughly researched volume dismisses, once and for all, the death of the essay, proving that the essay will remain relevant for a very long time to come.