American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman / Edition 1

American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman / Edition 1

by Francis O. Matthiessen, F. O. Matthiessen
     
 

This text has taken its place as the definitive treatment of the most distinguished age of American literature. Centering the discussion around five literary giants of the mid-nineteenth century-Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of the nature and function of literature, and the extent to which these were… See more details below

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This text has taken its place as the definitive treatment of the most distinguished age of American literature. Centering the discussion around five literary giants of the mid-nineteenth century-Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of the nature and function of literature, and the extent to which these were realized in their writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195007596
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1968
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
764,919
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau
Book 2 Hawthorne
Book 3 Melville
Book 4 Whitman

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