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literary history of America

Barrett Wendell

literary history of America

by Barrett Wendell

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Published by C. Scribner"s sons in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Barrett Wendell.
    SeriesThe library of literary history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS89 .W4 1928
    The Physical Object
    Pagination574 p.
    Number of Pages574
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6293655M
    LC Control Number33022902
    OCLC/WorldCa6542565

    Which are the best books on American history? Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the world’s largest museum devoted to telling the story of America, chooses five standout books in a crowded field. I know this will inevitably be your own, personal, take, but what is important in American. A New Literary History of America consistently allows its writers about five pages per essay, regardless of subject. This allotment directs readers’ attention to the distinctly different path of.

    American literature - American literature - The 18th century: In America in the early years of the 18th century, some writers, such as Cotton Mather, carried on the older traditions. His huge history and biography of Puritan New England, Magnalia Christi Americana, in , and his vigorous Manuductio ad Ministerium, or introduction to the ministry, in , were defenses of . History of categories. The National Book Awards were first awarded to four publications in May Contrary to that historical fact, the National Book Foundation currently recognizes only a history of purely literary awards that begins in

    Theory and History of Literature () is a landmark event in twentieth-century critical thought. Intended to stimulate research and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, as well as to introduce prominent European theorists to the American academy, this book series is internationally renowned for its foundational literary scholarship. American literature - American literature - The 17th century: This history of American literature begins with the arrival of English-speaking Europeans in what would become the United States. At first American literature was naturally a colonial literature, by authors who were Englishmen and who thought and wrote as such. John Smith, a soldier of fortune, is credited with initiating American.


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