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Enthusiast! : essays on modern American literature

Author: David Herd
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
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"Enthusiast! Essays on Modern American Literature is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts." "This book shows how successive major writers - Melville, Thoreau, Pound, Moore, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler - have modernized and re-modelled Emerson's founding sense of enthusiasm. The book presents the writer as enthusiast, showing how enthusiasm is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Herd, David.
Enthusiast!
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)607754141
Online version:
Herd, David.
Enthusiast!
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)607895483
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Herd
ISBN: 9780719074288 0719074282
OCLC Number: 154789136
Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a short essay on enthusiasm --
Sounding: Henry David Thoreau --
Ranting: Herman Melville --
Distributing: Ezra Pound --
Presenting: Marianne Moore --
Circulating: Frank O'Hara --
Relishing: James Schuyler --
Afterword: enthusiasm and audit.
Responsibility: David Herd.
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Enthusiast! is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts. The book establishes enthusiasm as a defining feature of American literature. It  Read more...

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