American literature comprises of the body of written works produced in the english language in the united states like other national literatures, american literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. The history of american literature starts well before this land was even called america it has been a great evolution to come from tribal symbols and drawings to today's stephen king and danielle steele. Brief timeline of american literature and events:1800-1809 text-only version: brief timeline of american (image of john adams courtesy of the images of american political history site) charles brockden brown, clara howard and jane talbot (epistolary novels. So, in order to truly understand literary modernism, it's important to take a look at a little us history from 1914-1945, modernism in american literature reflected the unease of those grappling with a changed post-war world this world, characterized by a growing youth culture.
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