Robert McParland

Native Sons to King's Men- The Literary Landscape of 1940s America

Beyond Gatsby was published April 2015.

Robert McParland

Charles Dickens's American Audience
by Robert McParland

Mark Twain's Audience


Robert McParland writes fiction, literary criticism, and on American culture. He is also a musician and a lyricist/​composer member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. His books include: Charles Dickensís American Audience, Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Writing About Joseph Conrad, Music and Literary Modernism, Film and Literary Modernism, Mark Twainís Audience, Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Other Writers of the 1920s Shaped America , Native Sons to King's Men: The Literary Landscape of the 1940s, Science Fiction and Classic Rock, Myth and Magic in Heavy Metal Music, Finding God in the Devil's Music: Critical Essays on Rock and Religion, Bestseller: America's Favorite Books, and the short story collection In the Nick of Time. He also often writes on popular music. Charles Dickens's American Audience received the Kornitzer Book Award (2011).

Selected Works

Science fiction and mythology have often been present in the imagery, lyrics, and sound of progressive rock music and in other styles of rock music. This book looks at the work of David Bowie, ELO, Alan Parsons, ELP, Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, and other bands.
History; Literary Criticism
Cultural History-Literary Criticism-Critical Biography
Citizen Steinbeck covers the career and works of American author John Steinbeck.
Literature and Cultural History
Beyond Gatsby discusses the American writers of the 1920s.
Literature and Cultural History
Reader response, book history, and American cultural history.
This is the first study of Dickensís American readers and audience for his American readings.Bela Kornitzer Award Winner.
Film Studies
Film and Literary Modernism is a collection of essays about the arts, literary modernism, and film making from 1900 through the 1960s.
Explores the connections between music and literature.
This study of Conradís themes, style, and techniques is for those writing on his works.
A collection of short stories.

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