Reading America: Essays on American Literature

Reading America: Essays on American Literature

by Denis Donoghue

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Reading America: Essays on American Literature by Denis Donoghue

Here is a selection by the distinguished critic of his essays and commentaries on American writing and writers, from Emerson and Whitman through Auden and Ashbery. Denis Donoghue examines the canon in the light of what he takes to be the central dynamic of the American enterprise—the imperatives of a powerful national past versus the subversions of an irrevocably anarchic spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520064249
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/03/1988
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Denis Donoghue is the author of many books on literature, including Connoisseurs of Chaos, Emily Dickinson, The Ordinary Universe, The Sovereign Ghost, and We Irish.

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