The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 2: Prose Writing, 1820-1865

The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 2: Prose Writing, 1820-1865

by Sacvan Bercovitch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521301068

ISBN-13: 9780521301060

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The narratives in this volume make for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic; they constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. These narratives place the American literature in an international context, while never losing sight of its distinctive American characteristics,

Overview

The narratives in this volume make for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic; they constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. These narratives place the American literature in an international context, while never losing sight of its distinctive American characteristics, whether colonial, provincial, or national. Together, they offer a compelling and comprehensive revision of the literary importance of early American history and the historical value of early American literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521301060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Cambridge History of American Literature Series
Pages:
887
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.32(d)

Table of Contents

Conditions of Literary Vocation, 1820-1850 Michael D. Bell; 2. The literature of the expansion and race conflict Eric Sundquist; 3. The transcendentalists Barbara L. Packer; Narrative forms Jonathan Arac.

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