ISBN-10:
0521107024
ISBN-13:
9780521107020
Pub. Date:
04/02/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The American Epic: Transforming a Genre, 1770-1860

The American Epic: Transforming a Genre, 1770-1860

by John P. McWilliams, Jr

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ISBN-13: 9780521107020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/02/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series , #36
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction;
Part I. Imitations: Homer's Tyrannous Eye:
1. Invocations;
2. Freedom's Heroes;
3. Freedom's Fools;
4. A White Achilles for the West?;
Part II. Transformations: The Epic in new Genres:
5. Red Achilles, Red Satan;
6. The Destroying Angel;
7. Till a Better Epic comes along;
8. 'An Epic of Democracy?'; Prospect; Notes; Index.

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