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The The Cambridge History of American Literature : Volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865: The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865 Prose Writing 1820-1865 v. 2 - Sacvan Bercovitch

The The Cambridge History of American Literature

Volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865: The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865 Prose Writing 1820-1865 v. 2

By: Sacvan Bercovitch (Editor)

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Published: 27th January 1995
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This is the fullest and richest account of the American Renaissance available in any literary history. The narratives in this volume made for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual and aesthetic. Michael D. Bell describes the social conditions of the literary vocation that shaped the growth of a professional literature in the United States. Eric Sundquist draws upon broad cultural patterns: his account of the writings of exploration, slavery, and the frontier is an interweaving of disparate voices, outlooks and traditions. Barbara L. Packer's sources come largely from intellectual history: the theological and philosophical controversies that prepared the way for transcendentalism. Jonathan Arac's categories are formalist: he sees the development of antebellum fiction as a dialectic of prose genres, the emergence of a literary mode out of the clash of national, local and personal forms. Together, these four narratives constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. It is an achievement that will remain authoritative for our time and that will set new directions for coming decades in American literary scholarship.

'... this is, without doubt and without any serious rival, the scholarly history for our generation.' Journal of American Studies '... vast and eminently readable survey of twentieth century American literature ...'. Use of English

Conditions of Literary Vocation, 1820G++1850
The literature of the expansion and race conflict
The transcendentalists
Narrative forms Jonathan Arac
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ISBN: 9780521301060
ISBN-10: 0521301068
Series: The Cambridge History of American Literature : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 944
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 1.39