Scenes of Nature, Signs of Men: Essays on 19th and 20th Century American Literature

Scenes of Nature, Signs of Men: Essays on 19th and 20th Century American Literature

by Tony Tanner

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ISBN-13: 9780521311557
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1989
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series , #31
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Scenes of nature, signs of men; 2. Notes for a comparison between American and European Romanticism; 3. Problems and roles of the American artist as portrayed by the American novelist; 4. James on Hawthorne; 5. The lost America - the despair of Henry Adams and Mark Twain; 6. Henry James and Henry Adams; 7. William Dean Howells and A Hazard of New Fortunes; 8. Stephen Crane; 9. The Bostonians and the human voice; 10. Games American writers play: ceremony, complicity, contestation, and carnival; 11. Toward an ultimate topography: the work of Joseph McElroy; 12. Frames and sentences; 13. William Gass's barns and bees; Index.

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