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Literary history of the United States.

Author: Robert Ernest Spiller
Publisher: New York, Macmillan [1974]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th ed., revView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Literary history of the United States.
New York, Macmillan [1974]
(OCoLC)756411003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ernest Spiller
ISBN: 0026131609 9780026131605
OCLC Number: 1037571
Notes: [1] History.--[2] Bibliography.
Description: 2 volumes 24 cm
Contents: [1] History.--[2] Bibliography. v. 1: I. The colonies. The European background --
Colonial literary culture --
Reports and chronicles --
Writers of the south --
Writers of New England --
Jonathan Edwards --
Writers of the middle colonies --
Benjamin Franklin --
II. The republic. Revolution and reaction --
The making of the man of letters --
The war of the pamphlets --
Philosopher-statesmen of the republic --
Poets and essayists --
The beginnings of fiction and drama --
The American dream --
III. The democracy. The great experiment --
Art in the market place --
Washington Irving --
James Fenimore Cooper --
Diversity and innovation in the middle states --
In New England --
In the south --
Edgar Allen Poe --
IV. Literary fulfillment. Democratic Vistas --
Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Henry David Thoreau --
Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Herman Melville --
Walt Whitman --
V. Crisis. A house divided and rejoined --
The people's patronage --
The historians --
The orators --
Literature and conflict --
The New England triumvirate: Longfellow, Holmes, Lowell --
Minority report: The tradition of the old south --
Heard from the new world --
VI. Expansion. The widening of the horizons --
Literary culture on the frontier --
The American language --
The mingling of tongues --
The Indian heritage --
Folklore --
Humor --
Western chroniclers and literary pioneers --
The west as seen from the east --
Abraham Lincoln: the soil and the seed --
VII. The sections. The second discovery of America --
The education of everyman --
Defenders of ideality --
Pilgrims' return --
Delineation of life and character --
Western record and romance --
Realism defined: William Dean Howells --
Experiments in poetry: Emily Dickinson and Sidney Lanier --
Mark Twain --
VII. The continental nation. A world to win or lose --
Literature as business --
The literature of ideas --
Fiction and social debate --
The emergence of the modern drama --
Toward naturalism in fiction --
Henry James --
The discovery of Bohemia --
Henry Adams --
IX. The United States. The hope of reform --
Creating an audience --
The battle of the books --
Edwin Arlington Robinson --
The "new" poetry --
Theodore Dreiser --
Fiction sums up a century --
Eugene O'Neill --
X.A world literature. Between wars --
How writers lived --
Speculative thinkers --
A cycle of fiction --
An American drama --
Poetry --
Summary in criticism --
American books abroad --
End of an era --
XI. Mid-century and after. The new consciousness --
Poetry --
Drama --
Fiction.
Responsibility: Editors: Robert E. Spiller [and others].

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