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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940$
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Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.001.0001

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The American Novel beyond English

The American Novel beyond English

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(p.218) 14 The American Novel beyond English
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The Oxford History of the Novel in English
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Orm Øverland

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0014

This chapter examines American novels written in languages other than English and their place in American literature. It first considers the reasons why American writers have used languages other than English, along with the differences between ethnic literature in English and in non-English languages. It then looks at examples of central themes in U.S. literary studies that may benefit from the inclusion of writing in languages other than the English language. It also discusses American novels in Norwegian that were published when sentiment against immigrants was flourishing. Finally, the chapter cites authors who have written novels in non-English languages, including Abraham Cahan, Ole Edvart Rølvaag, Emil Lauritz Mengshoel, and Ole A. Buslett.

Keywords:   novels, English language, American literature, ethnic literature, Norwegian language, immigrants, non-English languages, Abraham Cahan, Emil Lauritz Mengshoel, Ole A. Buslett

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