American Procession / Edition 1

American Procession / Edition 1

by Alfred Kazin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674031431

ISBN-13: 9780674031432

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" (1830-1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism--Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald--and with the revelation of the "postponed

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In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" (1830-1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism--Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald--and with the revelation of the "postponed power" of those who had been modern before their time--Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031432
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, 1996

Prologue, 1918: Old Man in a Dry Month

Part One. The Self as Power: America When Young, 1830-1865

1. The Priest Departs, the Divine Literatus Comes: Emerson

2. Things Are in the Saddle and Ride Mankind: Emerson

3. A Lover and His Guilty Land: Thoreau

4. The Ghost Sense: Hawthorne and Poe

5. A More Perfect Union: Whitman to Lincoln

Part Two. Modern Times, 1865-1900

6. "Melville Is Dwelling Somewhere in New York"

7. Wrecked, Solitary, Here: Dickinson's Room of Her Own

8. Creatures of Circumstance: Mark Twain

9. The James Country

10. Chicago and "the East": Dreiser, Adams, Mark Twain

11. The Youth: Stephen Crane

Part Three. Ruling Style: History and the Moderns, 1900-1929

12. A Postponed Power: Henry Adams

13. Going to Europe: Eliot and Pound

14. An American Tragedy and The Sound and the Fury

15. Hemingway the Painter

Retrospect, 1932: The Twenties and the Great American Thing

Index

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