The American Adam; innocence, tragedy, and tradition in the nineteenth century.


[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1955] .

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Subjects American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
États-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- History -- 19th century.
Innocence (Psychology) in literature.
Intellectual life.
Littérature américaine -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Mythe -- Dans la littérature.
Tragic, The, in literature.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1865-1918.
United States.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Description ix, 204 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1955]
Notes Issued also in microfilm form as thesis, University of Chicago.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Prologue: the myth and the dialogue -- The danger of innocence -- The case against the past -- The new Adam: Holmes and Whitman -- The fortunate fall: the elder James and Horace Bushnell -- The narrative image -- The fable of the critics -- The hero in space: Brown, Cooper, Bird -- The return into time: Hawthorne -- Melville: the apotheosis of Adam -- The past and the perfect -- The function of history: Bancroft and Parkman -- The real presence: Parker and Brownson -- Epilogue: the contemporary situation -- Adam as hero in the age of containment.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)235058
(OCoLC)ocm00235058
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lewis, R. W. B.
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