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Literature in America; an anthology of literary criticism, selected and introduced by Philip Rahv.

Author: Philip Rahv
Publisher: New York, Meridian Books, 1957.
Series: Meridian giant original, MG11.
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Anthology of criticism on American writing and the emergence of a national literature.
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Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973.
Literature in America.
New York, Meridian Books, 1957
(OCoLC)575504651
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; Ralph Waldo Emerson; James Russell Lowell; Henry James; Walt Whitman; Henry David Thoreau; T S Eliot; Mark Twain; Stephen Crane; Edgar Allan Poe; William Faulkner; Ernest Hemingway; Nathaniel Hawthorne; William Carlos Williams; Theodore Dreiser; Randall Jarrell; Thomas Wolfe; Willa Cather; Ezra Pound; F Scott Fitzgerald; William Dean Howells; H L Mencken; Emily Dickinson; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; Delmore Schwartz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Rahv
OCLC Number: 272911
Description: 452 p. 22 cm.
Contents: Literary characteristics of democratic times / Alexis de Tocqueville --
American literature / James Fenimore Cooper --
Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking novels / D.H. Lawrence --
The American scholar: Two excerpts / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Emerson / John Jay Chapman --
Nationality in literature / E.A. Duyckinck --
Nationality in literature / James Russell Lowell --
Hawthorne: Early manhood / Henry James --
Hawthorne: Looking before and after / Paul Elmer More --
The Poe Centenary / V.S. Pritchett --
Poe's influence / F.O. Matthiessen --
"Our poets" / Van Wyck Brooks --
Passage from a preface / Walt Whitman --
To Emerson / Walt Whitman --
Letter to Whitman ; Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Concerning Walt Whitman / Henry David Thoreau --
"One's Self I Sing" / Richard Chase --
The Whale / Newton Arvin --
Emily Dickinson / Allen Tate --
Introduction to Mark Twain / Bernard de Voto --
Henry James / T.S. Eliot --
Henry James / Ezra Pound --
Approaches to Henry James / F.W. Dupee --
Henry Adams and the hand of the fathers / Ferner Nuhn --
Realism and the American novel: two excerpts / William Dean Howells --
History of a literary radical / Randolph Bourne --
Puritanism as a literary force / H.L. Mencken --
Sketches in criticism: credo, the Dean, Stephen Crane, Ring Lardner --
Willa Cather and Ellen Glasgow / Alfred Kazin --
Theodore Dreiser and his critics / Alfred Kazin --
T.S. Eliot as the international hero / Delmore Schwartz --
Introduction to W.C. Williams / Randall Jarrell --
E.E. Cummings and Wallace Stevens / G.S. Fraser --
The cult of experience in American writing / Philip Rahv --
Hemingway: the gauge of moral / Edmund Wilson --
The sorrows of Thomas Wolfe / John Peale Bishop --
F. Scott Fitzgerald / Lionel Trilling --
Faulkner and the Southern tradition / Iriving Howe --
William Faulkner / Robert Penn Warren --
Metamorphoses of Leatherstocking / Henry Bamford Parkes.
Series Title: Meridian giant original, MG11.

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