Early American literature has traditionally been defined as writings in English by residents of the land that later became the United States. Thanks to this definition, it has only a modest reputation: 'early' has come to mean 'less' - less American and less literary than American literature proper. In this book, William C. Spegemann redefines early American literature, calling it writings in English that reflect or have been influenced by the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.71(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.01(d)|