Studies in Classic American Literature
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Studies in Classic American Literature

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by D. H. Lawrence
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521550165

ISBN-13: 9780521550161

Pub. Date: 01/27/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lawrence asserted that 'the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it'. In these highly individual, penetrating essays he has exposed 'the American whole soul' within some of that continent's major works of literature. In seeking to establish the status of writings by such authors as Poe, Melville, Fenimore Cooper and Whitman,

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Lawrence asserted that 'the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it'. In these highly individual, penetrating essays he has exposed 'the American whole soul' within some of that continent's major works of literature. In seeking to establish the status of writings by such authors as Poe, Melville, Fenimore Cooper and Whitman, Lawrence himself has created a classic work.

Studies in Classic American Literature is valuable not only for the light it sheds on eighteenth- and nineteenth-cetntury American consciousness, telling 'the truth of the day', but also as a prime example of Lawrence's learning, passion and integrity of judgement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521550161
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/27/2003
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence Series
Pages:
714
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Spirit of Place
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
4. Fenimore Cooper's White Novels
5. Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Novels
6. Edgar Allan Poe
7. Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter
8. Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance
9. Dana's Two Years Before the Mast
10. Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo
11. Herman Melville's Moby Dick
12. Whitman

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