Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (156 p.)
American literature -- Oregon -- History and criticism, American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism, American Authors -- Oregon
The period of 1919 to 1939 was a significant one for the development of the literature of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The literary work produced in the region prior to the first world war was greatly influenced by the "Genteel tradition" of the late nineteenth century. By 1939, however, the literature of Oregon and the region had emerged from the outdated literary standards of the pre-war period and had found a new, realistic, natural voice, strongly regional in nature and rooted in the modern American tradition.
Reyes, Karen Stoner, "Finding a new voice : the Oregon writing community between the world wars" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3602.