Characteristics:

  • Setting is frequently remote and inaccessible.

  • Plot revolves entirely around the community or region.

  • Focus is on social tensions of race and gender.

  • Many stories share an antipathy to change and a degree of nostalgia for an always-golden past.

  • Conflict is tension between urban and old-fashioned values.








WRITERS:


Willa Cather


Kate Chopin

Robert Frost


Bret Harte


Harriett Beecher Stowe

Mark Twain







Page updated 8/01/15.