“The Literature of the United States” is a general introduction to the main themes and figures of the American literary scene, from colonial times to the present day. It was first introduced to China by the US Embassy in the middle of 1980s. This book inspired generations of Chinese students to pursue the beauty of English language.
Marcus Cunliffe (1922–1990) was incontestably an important figure in American studies. In the early part of his academic career he helped to found the subject area in Britain, and he was later both awarded professorial appointments at the Universities of Manchester and Sussex and elected to the chairmanship of the British Association for American Studies, from which positions he served as a personal inspiration and professional mentor to several “generations” of UK American studies academics. Those who knew him and worked with him were invariably struck by his tall good looks, charisma and charm – characteristics that no doubt also contributed to his successful career, in Britain and in the United States, first as a visiting scholar, and later, during his final years, as the occupant of an endowed chair at George Washington University in Washington, DC. As the correspondence in his papers attest, he was held in high – and warm – regard by many of the leading US historians of his heyday.
The Literature of the United States
10. 旅外作家 (亨利．詹姆斯、伊迪丝、毕顿、亨利．亚当斯、格特鲁德．斯泰因)