360 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5670-0
Published: May 2020
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Sammons provides biographies of the authors and discusses how each differs in their mimetic and ideological approach. He pays particular attention to how the authors address issues of race, gender and politics in the United States. Sammons interweaves his discussion of these three writers with excurses into the emergence of the German Western and anti-Americanism in German fiction.
"Reading this text, written in Sammons' distinctive voice, is like listening to the reflections of a mind informed by deep and heartfelt convictions about the American democratic experiment--with all its failures--about justice and equality. It reminds us why literature is relevant to this experiment."--Monatshefte