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Analyses American literature from the first half of the nineteenth century, including many lesser known works, and discusses writings of various geographical regions and both sexes
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David S. Reynolds is Professor of English at the Graduate School and Baruch College, City University of New York.From Library Journal:
Using the products of popular culture between 1820 and 1855 more comprehensively than do other Renaissance scholars, Reynolds tries to fix our "classic" texts (e.g., Moby Dick ) as culminating transfigurations of, rather than anomalous reactions against, the voluminous literature of their day. He focuses especially on the various reform literatures, new religious evangelical style, and flood of popular fiction, arguing that our major writers were able to absorb the style, themes, and genres of these sub-literary materials without sacrificing aesthetic control. Though he tends to overstate specific influences and embraces too mechanical a model for the creative process, his argument and impressive display of materials make for a significant contribution to American studies. Earl Rovit, City Coll., CUNY
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 039454448X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0869786
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M039454448X
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX039454448X