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The Oxford book of American prose

The Oxford book of American prose

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Published by Oxford University Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American prose literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementchosen and edited by Mark Van Doren.
    ContributionsVan Doren, Mark, 1894-1972, ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS645 .O8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., v-xxii, 662 p.
    Number of Pages662
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6282440M
    LC Control Number32032296
    OCLC/WorldCa1495490

    American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium. Some of the best of these poems, however, have been neglected or forgotten. Details about The Oxford Book of American Prose, van Doren (ed), , VGC. The Oxford Book of American Prose, van Doren (ed), , VGC. Item Information. Condition: Good. Price: (Oxford Books of Prose) Paperback Book. $ $ Free shipping. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris by Prose, Francine Book The Fast Free. $Seller Rating: % positive.

    Prose, strictly defined, is the ordinary form of spoken or written language. Examples of solid prose are not difficult to come by: a well argued legal judgment, a lucid scientific paper, or a readily grasped set of technical instructions. Inspired prose, however, is a much rarer thing. In The New Oxford Book of English Prose, John Gross has gathered together those rare jewels of the English 1/5(1). This new anthology of writing in English proves to be much more than a revision of the Oxford Book of English Prose. Gross, a journalist and editor of the Oxford Books of Aphorisms (), Essays (LJ 2/1/91), and Comic Verse (), collects some of the same authors, but he makes different : John Gross.

    THE OXFORD ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is an historical selection from the literary expression of the American people. A man may look at writing as he chooses. We have regarded it as literature. Undoubtedly by the introduction of a social approach, an interest in the history of American letters has been enormously stimulated.   The Oxford book of humorous prose: from William Caxton to P.G. Wodehouse: a conducted tour English prose literature, American prose literature, English wit and humor, American wit and humor Publisher Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by lotu.t on Octo SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).


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