At Emerson's Tomb : The Politics of Classic American Literature

At Emerson's Tomb : The Politics of Classic American Literature

by John Carlos Rowe
ISBN-10:
0231058942
ISBN-13:
9780231058940
Pub. Date:
12/29/1996
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

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At Emerson's Tomb : The Politics of Classic American Literature

AWARDED: A Choice 1997 Oustanding Book of the Year

Representative works are interpreted in light of the two great political movements of the nineteenth century: the abolition of slavery and the women's rights movement. By reexamining Emerson, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Walt Whitman, Chopin, and Faulkner and others, Rowe assesses the degree to which major writers' attitudes toward race, class, and gender contribute to specific political reforms in nineteenth and twentieth-century American culture.

-Rowe's is a . . . provocative . . . important contribution both to literary history's methodology and to understanding the individual writers and the works he examines and discusses in detail. -Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231058940
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/29/1996
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

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