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Determinism and self-reliance were a few of the characteristics American authors sought to portray in the novels of this literary period, reflecting a more realistic view of the country with the rise of industrialism in the late 19th century. This title, American Naturalism, part of Chelsea House Publishers' Bloom's Period Studies series, features a selection of critical essays analyzing the writers and works that defined this period. In addition to a chronology of important cultural, literary, and politcal events, this text includes an introduction and editor's note written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.
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Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.
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