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Reconsidering Longfellow

Author: Christoph Irmscher; Robert Arbour
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2014]
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Ten essays provide a new approach to the work of the most popular American poet of all time. The essays, written by a new generation of Longfellow scholars, cover the entire range of Longfellow's work, from the early poetry to the wildly successful epics of his middle period (Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha) to his Chaucerian collection of stories published after the Civil War, Tales of a Wayside Inn. Many of the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Reconsidering Longfellow
(DLC) 2013045102
(OCoLC)860879552
Named Person: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Irmscher; Robert Arbour
ISBN: 9781611476743 1611476747
OCLC Number: 874029402
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Note on Quotations; Introduction; Chapter One: Longfellow's Conversations: Weltliteratur as Aesthetic in the Early Poetry; Chapter Two: Feeling, Controlling, and Transcending: The Negotiation of Sentiment in Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman; Chapter Three: "A Love of Heaven and Virtue": Why Longfellow Sentimentalizes Death; Chapter Four: The Song of Hiawatha and the Ruins of American Literature; Chapter Five: The Sounds of Narrative in Longfellow's Evangeline; Chapter Six: Westwärts! Westwärts!; Chapter Seven: The Cultural Career of Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride." Chapter Eight: Figures Other Than Figures of Speech: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Pursuit of Financial SuccessChapter Nine: "Not from the Grand Old Masters": The Art of Henry and Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow; Chapter Ten: Conversing with Longfellow: Democratizing the American Literature Curriculum; Selected Bibliography; Index; Note on Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Irmscher and Robert Arbour.

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Ten essays provide a new approach to the work of the most popular American poet of all time. The essays, written by a new generation of Longfellow scholars, cover the entire range of Longfellow's work, from the early poetry to the wildly successful epics of his middle period (Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha) to his Chaucerian collection of stories published after the Civil War, Tales of a Wayside Inn. Many of the essays rely on unpublished archival sources from the Longfellow collections at the Longfellow House-George Washington National Historic Site and at the Houghton Library in Cambridge,

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Once the US's schoolroom poet-he lost favor when modernism deemed him insipid-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) now has fresh appraisals sympathetic to his milieu, his poems' structural Read more...

 
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