Studies in Classic American Literature

Studies in Classic American Literature

by D. H. Lawrence
     
 

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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,

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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-century American consciousness, telling 'the truth of the day', but also as a prime example of Lawrence's learning, passion and integrity of judgement.

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"[A] wealth of relevant material for scholars...The Cambridge editors are to be commended for a Herculean labor, for which all those who work on Lawrence owe a huge debt of gratitude." Earl G. Ingersoll, SUNY College at Brockport

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140183771
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
886,721
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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