American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

by Francis O. Matthiessen
     
 

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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"[Matthiessen's] exploration of the haunted mind of Hawthorne, of Emerson's integrity, of the mental hell in which Melville lived, of Whitman's schizophrenia, of Thoreau's chosen solitude, [has] produced a book unequaled in American critical writing."—The New Republic

"Perhaps the most profound work of literary criticism on historical principles by any modern American."—Saturday Review

"[Matthiessen's] exploration of the haunted mind of Hawthorne, of Emerson's integrity, of the mental hell in which Melville lived, of Whitman's schizophrenia, of Thoreau's chosen solitude, [has] produced a book unequaled in American critical writing."—The New Republic

"Matthiessen has brought to light a rich and complex period....His comments on language and style, in addition to being discerning as criticism, become finally profound reflections on nineteenth-century American society."—Daniel Aaron, Kenyon Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199726882
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/1968
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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