ISBN-10:
019500759X
ISBN-13:
9780195007596
Pub. Date:
12/01/1968
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman / Edition 1

American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman / Edition 1

by F. O. Matthiessen
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Overview

This text has taken its place as the definitive treatment of the most distinguished age of American literature. Centering the discussion around five literary giants of the mid-nineteenth century-Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of the nature and function of literature, and the extent to which these were realized in their writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195007596
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/01/1968
Series: Galaxy Books
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 800,930
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau
Book 2 Hawthorne
Book 3 Melville
Book 4 Whitman

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