The Western Home: A Literary History of Norwegian America

Forside
University of Illinois Press, 1996 - 442 sider
The Western Home: A Literary History of Norwegian America is a history of American literature. It is different from other histories of American literature in that the language of the writers and their readers was not English. There have been studies of American authors who have used languages such as French, German, Spanish, or Swedish, but this is the first comprehensive history of any literature written and read in the United States in another language than English. Indeed, most histories of American literature are based on the theory that English is the only American literary language. Such a theory, however, dismisses the fact that English has in periods been a minority language in many areas. In this book American literature is the literature of people who are American by choice or by birth regardless of the language they may have used. This book demonstrates that Norwegian has indeed been an American literary language and that many of the American writers in this language deserve our attention.
 

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Innhold

A Marginal and Transitional Culture
3
Writing for a European Audience
19
The First Newspapers
32
The Genesis of Commercial Publishing 18471876
46
Bearing Historical Wimess
69
A Pattern of Verse
77
Staging the Immigrant Scene
87
On Both Sides of the Ocean
98
A Mixed Chorus of Singers
225
They All Had Stories To Tell
243
Part Six Six Authors
265
Poet of the Prairies
267
Poet of Everyday Life
279
Prophet in the Wilderness
293
Bemused Spectator
310
Untiring Crusader
324

Many Were Called
111
Romantic Idealist
129
Populist
143
The Minneapolis Interlude of the Jansons
157
Natives of Wisconsin
170
Part Five Culmination
185
Celebrations Controversies and Appraisals
187
NonFiction 19001930
211
The Four Lives of Ole Edvart Rolvaag
346
Coda
370
References A Abbreviations and Usage
381
B Bibliography of NorwegianAmerican Texts
383
Secondary Sources
427
Index
437
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