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Literary history of the United States. Editors: Robert E. Spiller [and others].


4th ed., rev.. New York, Macmillan [1974] .
ISBN 9780026131605, 0026131609

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Other Authors Spiller, Robert Ernest, 1896-1988,
Subjects American literature -- Bibliography.
American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Amerikaans.
Letterkunde.
Description 2 volumes 24 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes [1] History.--[2] Bibliography.
Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, pages 1480-1520).
Contents [1] History.--[2] Bibliography.
volume 1: I. The colonies. The European background -- Colonial literary culture -- Reports and chronicles -- Writers of the south -- Writers of New England -- Jonathan Edwards -- Writers of the middle colonies -- Benjamin Franklin -- II. The republic. Revolution and reaction -- The making of the man of letters -- The war of the pamphlets -- Philosopher-statesmen of the republic -- Poets and essayists -- The beginnings of fiction and drama -- The American dream -- III. The democracy. The great experiment -- Art in the market place -- Washington Irving -- James Fenimore Cooper -- Diversity and innovation in the middle states -- In New England -- In the south -- Edgar Allen Poe -- IV. Literary fulfillment. Democratic Vistas -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Henry David Thoreau -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Herman Melville -- Walt Whitman -- V. Crisis. A house divided and rejoined -- The people's patronage -- The historians -- The orators -- Literature and conflict -- The New England triumvirate: Longfellow, Holmes, Lowell -- Minority report: The tradition of the old south -- Heard from the new world -- VI. Expansion. The widening of the horizons -- Literary culture on the frontier -- The American language -- The mingling of tongues -- The Indian heritage -- Folklore -- Humor -- Western chroniclers and literary pioneers -- The west as seen from the east -- Abraham Lincoln: the soil and the seed -- VII. The sections. The second discovery of America -- The education of everyman -- Defenders of ideality -- Pilgrims' return -- Delineation of life and character -- Western record and romance -- Realism defined: William Dean Howells -- Experiments in poetry: Emily Dickinson and Sidney Lanier -- Mark Twain -- VII. The continental nation. A world to win or lose -- Literature as business -- The literature of ideas -- Fiction and social debate -- The emergence of the modern drama -- Toward naturalism in fiction -- Henry James -- The discovery of Bohemia -- Henry Adams -- IX. The United States. The hope of reform -- Creating an audience -- The battle of the books -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- The "new" poetry -- Theodore Dreiser -- Fiction sums up a century -- Eugene O'Neill -- X.A world literature. Between wars -- How writers lived -- Speculative thinkers -- A cycle of fiction -- An American drama -- Poetry -- Summary in criticism -- American books abroad -- End of an era -- XI. Mid-century and after. The new consciousness -- Poetry -- Drama -- Fiction.
Genre Bibliography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1037571
(OCoLC)ocm01037571
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