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3: Naturalism (1890-1914)

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    • Berke, Bleil, & Cofer
    • Professors (English) at Middle Georgia State University, College of Coastal Georgia, & Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    • Sourced from University of North Georgia Press

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the influence of Darwin’s theory of evolution and Zola’s theory of literary naturalism on American Naturalist writers.
    • List the features of American Literary Naturalism.
    • Identify stylistic elements of Naturalism in literary selections.
    • Identify prominent similarities and differences among the literary works by Naturalist writers.

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