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Interpretations of American literature

Author: Charles Feidelson; Paul Brodtkorb
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, ©1959.
Series: Galaxy book, GB26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of interpretive essays on major works, major writers, and a few major strains of American literature. It is designed to serve the student and the inquiring reader as a running commentary on the basic texts.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feidelson, Charles.
Interpretations of American literature.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)569862512
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edgar Allan Poe; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Mark Twain; Henry James; Ernest Hemingway; William Faulkner; T S Eliot; Lionel Trilling; Emily Dickinson; T S Eliot; Ralph Waldo Emerson; William Faulkner; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ernest Hemingway; Henry James; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe; Henry David Thoreau; Lionel Trilling; Mark Twain; Walt Whitman; Charles Jr Ed Feidelson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Feidelson; Paul Brodtkorb
ISBN: 0195006844 9780195006841
OCLC Number: 269241
Description: 386 pages; 21 cm.
Contents: The scarlet letter / Hyatt Howe Waggoner --
Hawthorne as poet / Q.D. Lewis --
A key to The house of Usher / Darrel Abel --
The tale as allegory / Edward H. Davidson --
Seven Moby-Dicks / John Parke --
Melville as symbolist / R.W. Short --
From Edwards to Emerson / Perry Miller --
Emerson and the organic metaphor / Richard P. Adams --
Emerson's tragic sense / Stephen E. Whicher --
Resolution at Walden / Sherman Paul --
"One's self I sing" / Richard Chase --
The musical development of symbols : Whitman / Calvin S. Brown --
Emily Dickinson / Allen Tate --
Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn / Leo Marx --
Remarks on the sad initiation of Huckleberry Finn / James M. Cox --
On the portrait of a lady / Dorothy Van Ghent --
Principles and method in the later works of Henry James / Dorothea Krook --
Reality in America / Lionel Trilling --
Hemingway's ambiguity : symbolism and irony / E.M. Halliday --
No beginning and no end : Hemingway and death / Frederick J. Hoffman --
The hero in the new world : William Faulkner's The bear / R.W.B. Lewis --
The stillness of light in August / Alfred Kazin --
The poet as person / Roy Harvey Pearce.
Series Title: Galaxy book, GB26.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Feidelson, Jr. and Paul Brodtkorb, Jr.

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This is a collection of interpretive essays on major works, major writers, and a few major strains of American literature. It is designed to serve the student and the inquiring reader as a running commentary on the basic texts.

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