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Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition

Author: Lincoln Konkle
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
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"Fresh examination of the works of Thornton Wilder emphasizing continuities in American literature from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Sees Wilder as a literary descendant of Edward Taylor who drew from the Puritan worldview and tradition. Includes indepth readings of Shadow of a Doubt, The Trumpet Shall Sound, and others"--Provided by publisher.
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Konkle, Lincoln.
Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
(DLC) 2005026382
Named Person: Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Edward Taylor; Thornton Wilder; Edward Taylor; Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Edward Taylor; Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Thornton Wilder; Edward Taylor; Edward Taylor; Thornton Wilder
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lincoln Konkle
ISBN: 0826264972 9780826264978
OCLC Number: 191930147
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 301 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The first city : the continuity of Puritanism in American culture and literature from Taylor to Wilder --
Judgment day in the jazz age : eschatology and providence in Wilder's early plays and novels --
The Puritan's progress : typology and plain style in Wilder's 1930s drama and fiction --
Dramatic jeremiads : Wilder's revival of the Puritan rhetoric of crisis --
Cold war wilderness : the dark night of Wilder's Puritan soul --
Covenant reborn : Wilder's reaffirmation of the American errand --
Passing the torch : Thornton Wilder and his influence on American drama.
Responsibility: Lincoln Konkle.

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A reading of Wilder's life, fiction, drama, and criticism as a product of American culture. The book also emphasizes aspects of Puritan theology, ideology, and aesthetics that have been suppressed or  Read more...

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"Lincoln Konkle's study of Thornton Wilder and the New England origins of the American literary tradition is a bold and provocative rediscovery of the power and significance of Wilder's works. Read more...

 
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