Studies In Classic American Literature

Studies In Classic American Literature

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by D. H. Lawrence
     
 

Studies in Classic American Literature [...] is at once a work of cultural criticism, a study and critique of American myths, a meditation on the relationship between the Old World and the New, a new theory of the self, a theory of textuality (and a fearless demonstration of a radical, self-styled form of psycho-social criticism), a theory of art, a history of America… See more details below

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Studies in Classic American Literature [...] is at once a work of cultural criticism, a study and critique of American myths, a meditation on the relationship between the Old World and the New, a new theory of the self, a theory of textuality (and a fearless demonstration of a radical, self-styled form of psycho-social criticism), a theory of art, a history of America, a critique of the Enlightenment and one of the greatest covert autobiographies in world literature (all the writers in the book represent either versions of Lawrence's self or versions of himself he felt he had to liberate). And, of course, it is a bravura interpretation of "classic" American texts, one of the most innovative and penetrating critical performances of modern times.
-from Jon Thompson's Introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848611580
Publisher:
Shearsman Books
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
846,532
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Studies in Classic American Literature: final version (1923), first version (1918–19), intermediate version (1919); Appendices 1. Reading notes for The Scarlet Letter; 2. Foreword to Studies in Classic American Literature (1920); 3. Foreword (1922), 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance (1920–1); 5. XIII.Whitman (1921–2); 6. XIII.Whitman (1922); Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Variorum apparatus; A note on pounds, shillings and pence; Index.

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