International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

The influence of civil war on American literature


Nitin Kumar, Dr. Ravindra Kumar

This paper traces the history of American poetry, drama, fiction, and social and literary criticism from the early 17th century through the turn of the 21st century. Even after more than 140 years the American Civil War continues to serve as a major source of inspiration for a plethora of literature in various genres. While only amounting to a brief period in American history in terms of years, this war has proved to be one of the central moments for defining the American nation since the second half of the nineteenth century. The facets of the Civil War, its protagonists, places, events, and political, social and cultural underpinnings seem to hold an ongoing fascination for both academic studies and fictional representations. Thus, it has been considered by many the most written-about war in the United States.
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Nitin Kumar, Dr. Ravindra Kumar. The influence of civil war on American literature. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 521-523
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development