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Elliott, Emory 1942-2009

Works: 52 works in 254 publications in 5 languages and 17,601 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Adventure stories  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Emory Elliott
Columbia literary history of the United States by Emory Elliott( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de Amerikaanse letterkunde
The Columbia history of the American novel( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American colonial writers, 1606-1734( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restores the place of early-American literature and its writers beyond just the New England sermon - long thought to be the only literary form accessible to the colonial population
American colonial writers, 1735-1781( Book )

14 editions published between 1884 and 1984 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the "two beginnings" of American literature: one established in the austere rhetoric and sacred imagery of the sermon and the personal narrative of New England; another fostered by Enlightenment thought and neoclassical principles
American writers of the early republic by Emory Elliott( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of the writings of the Republic's first men and women of letters in areas such as: political and philosophical essays; poetry; novels and other narrative forms of this age
Revolutionary writers : literature and authority in the New republic, 1725-1810 by Emory Elliott( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliott demonstrates how America's first men of letters--Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, Philip Freneau, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, and Charles Brockden Brown--sought to make individual genius in literature express the collective genius of the American people. Without literary precedent to aid them, Elliott argues, these writers attempted to convey a vision of what America ought to be; and when the moral imperatives implicit in their writings were rejected by the vast number of their countrymen they became pioneers of another sort--the first to experience the alienation from mainstream American cul
Puritan influences in American literature( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and the pulpit in Puritan New England by Emory Elliott( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, scholars have attempted to understand the powerful hold that the sermon had upon the imagination of New England Puritans. In this book Emory Elliott puts forth a complex and striking thesis: that Puritan religious literature provided the myths and metaphors that helped the people to express their deepest doubts and fears, feelings created by their particular cultural situation and aroused by the crucial social events of seventeenth-century America. In his early chapters, the author defines the psychological needs of the second- and third-generation Puritans, arguing that these ne
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep south before the Civil War
Aesthetics in a multicultural age by Emory Elliott( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this volume examine the multidisciplinary and multicultural nature of the subject of aesthetics. The contributed articles address the vexed relation of the arts and criticism to contemporary social, political, and cultural issues of ethnicity, race, class, and gender in the United States today. These essays aim to resolve some of the issues of the so-called "culture wars" by bridging the gap that has existed for two decades between scholars and critics who generally hold conflicting views of the purposes of art and criticism. Accordingly, this volume provides a serious assessment of aesthetic theory and practices within the arts and letters of our multicultural society
The Cambridge introduction to early American literature by Emory Elliott( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature offers students a literary history of American writing in English between 1492 and 1820, as well as providing a concise social and cultural history of these three centuries. Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture, and explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. Elliott provides an overview of the oral and written literature of the Europeans who explored, settled and colonised the North American continent. He goes on to focus on the New England Puritans and demonstrates the lasting impact of their thought and writing on early American literature. Elliott traces the evolution of forms and genres that have come to be seen as quintessentially American. This highly engaging and comprehensive study will be essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America
Wieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the earliest American novels, Clara Wieland, the daughter of a religious fanatic who died from spontaneous combustion, narrates the horrifying descent into madness of her brother Theodore and others in their family, which starts with Theodore hearing voices. This edition also includes the fragment Memoirs of Carwin, about a young man who teaches himself the arts of mimicry and ventriloquism
Global migration, social change, and cultural transformation( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection work toward a larger goal of separating "globalization" from strictly economic considerations. The authors instead look at globalization as a force that produces profound social and cultural consequences, including migration, struggles for social change, and the transformations of aesthetic practices
American literature : a Prentice Hall anthology( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Native-American literary expression trough middle 19th century literature -- v. 2. Late 19th century literature through late 20th century literature
National dreams and rude awakenings : essays on American literature, from the Puritans to the postmodern by Emory Elliott( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia della civiltà letteraria degli Stati Uniti = Columbia literary history of the United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jungle by Upton Sinclair( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the conditions of the Chicago stockyards through the eyes of a young immigrant struggling in America
The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Patrick Hearn, author of the national bestseller The Annotated Wizard of Oz, has done equal justice to this great American novel. A Twain literary sleuth and an authority on children's literature, he considers all the literary, social, historical, and autobiographical aspects of Twain's classic tale of Huck and Jim's trip down the mighty Mississippi. In lively and fascinating annotations, Hearn's notes draw on everything from letters, manuscripts, and contemporary newspapers to the author's own frequent revisions and notes, various critical responses to the publication, and much previously unpublished material. The substantial introduction is, in essence, a mini-biography of a book and a man whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), and it recounts the novel's remarkably prickly history, resulting in its being banned perhaps more than any other work in American history." "In this new edition, the characters of Hannibal, Missouri, come vividly alive, as if Hearn was steering the raft itself. We encounter, among others, the kindhearted Widow Douglas, the dreaded Miss Watson; the enlightened runaway slave Jim, whom Huck meets on Jackson's Island; an endless parade of thieves, slaveowners, and sheer opportunists; as well as Tom Sawyer and Aunt Sally, whose desire to adopt and "sivilize" Huck propels him to flee to the American West. Likewise, the Mississippi River "emerges as a living force regardless of the vain attempts of men to tame it." Hearn, by illustrating literary and historical themes that we never knew before, demonstrates that Huckleberry Finn did more than merely redefine the "bad-boy's book"; it galvanized and transformed world literature."--BOOK JACKET
New directions in American literary scholarship 1980-2002 by Emory Elliott( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any limited survey of the state of literary scholarship in the United States is bound to exclude much worthy work that does not fit into the categories, paradigms, and areas of investigation selected by the authors of such an overview. An essay that attempts to review the most important movements and trends in American literary scholarship risks the criticism of having recognized some trends and ignored others. Recognizing such limitations, we hope that this essay may be a useful starting point for students and researchers of the literatures of the United States who are seeking an understanding of what have been the most significant directions of scholarship since the 1980s
Literary encyclopedia( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides profiles of the lives and works of important world authors whose works are available in English. Provides also links to other sites about the authors and their works
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Columbia literary history of the United States
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The Columbia history of the American novelRevolutionary writers : literature and authority in the New republic, 1725-1810Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismAesthetics in a multicultural ageThe Cambridge introduction to early American literatureWieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragmentGlobal migration, social change, and cultural transformationAmerican literature : a Prentice Hall anthology