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A Journey Through American Literature by
Publication Date: 2012-03-02
A vivid snapshot of America's kaleidoscopic literary tradition, A Journey Through American Literature illuminates the authors, works, and events that have shaped our cultural heritage
A Student's Guide to Emily Dickinson by
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Nineteenth-century poet Emily Dickinson is considered, along with Walt Whitman, one of the two most important poets in American literature
Go Down, Moses by
Publication Date: 1991-01-30
Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner's mythic Yoknapatawpha County.
Modern American Literature by
Publication Date: 2012-05-11
Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape.
T. S. Eliot by
Publication Date: 2006-11-13
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the twentieth century's most famous poet and its most influential literary arbiter, T.S. Eliot has long been thought to be an obscure and difficult poet--forbiddingly learned, maddeningly enigmatic.
Haunting Realities by
Publication Date: 2017-06-20
Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism is an innovative collection of essays examining the sometimes paradoxical alignment of Realism and Naturalism with the Gothic in American literature to highlight their shared qualities.
Transatlantic Transcendentalism by Demonstrates that Coleridge's influence on Emerson constituted a vital link in Transatlantic Transcendentalism. This new study argues that Coleridge was so influential in America because he provided a framework for American intellectuals to address one of the great questions of EuropeanRomanticism: what is the relationship between the Romantic triad of nature, spirit and humanity? As Samantha Harvey shows, Coleridge's thought galvanized Ralph Waldo Emerson and influenced two revolutionary movements: Boston Transcendentalism and the lesser known Vermont Transcendentalism of James Marsh. Both movements had a widespread influence on American letters and institutions, impactingthe course of higher education, the national press, and the emergence of a distinctive and independent American literature and philosophy.
Publication Date: 2013-06-11