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Classics of American literature. Part 2 of 7

Author: Arnold L Weinstein; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA. : Teaching Co., ℗2001, [1997]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library ed
Database:WorldCat
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Twelve lectures trace the classics of American literature of the 19th century. The course links great American writers and the qualities that mark their works as masterpieces of American literature. Discover how their awareness of the past is kept alive through their works but also changes as each generation discovers and interprets these works anew.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold L Weinstein; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565852982 9781565852983
OCLC Number: 54062863
Notes: Compact discs.
12 lectures.
Originally released on audio cassettes in 1997.
Part two of seven parts. Contains the lectures 13-24 of 84 lectures on major authors representing the classics of American literature.
Performer(s): Lectures presented by Professor Arnold L. Weinstein, Brown University.
Description: 6 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (42 pages ; 22 cm).
Contents: Lecture 13: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the American past --
Lecture 14: The Scarlet letter: Puritan romance --
Lecture 15: Hawthorne's "A": interpretation and semiosis --
Lecture 16: The Scarlet letter: political tract or psychological study? --
Lecture 17: Hawthorne our contemporary --
Lecture 18: Herman Melville and the making of Moby-Dick --
Lecture 19: The biggest fish story of them all --
Lecture 20: Ahab and the white whale --
Lecture 21: Moby-Dick: tragedy of perspective --
Lecture 22: Melville's "Benito Cereno": American (mis)adventure at sea --
Lecture 23: "Benito Cereno": theater of power, or power of theater? --
Lecture 24: Walt Whitman: the American bard appears.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Arnold Weinstein.

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Twelve lectures trace the classics of American literature of the 19th century. The course links great American writers and the qualities that mark their works as masterpieces of American literature. Discover how their awareness of the past is kept alive through their works but also changes as each generation discovers and interprets these works anew.

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