Hedges, William L.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, 1965
|提及的人：||Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Irving, Washington <1783-1859>|
William L Hedges
|描述：||xiv, 274 p. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||The provincial quest for style --
Logocracy in America --
The fiction of history --
The lintels of the door-post: reflections on an indigenous literature --
The romantic transition --
The alienated observer --
The ancestral mansion and the haunted house --
The way the story is told --
The unreal world of Washington Irving.
|丛书名：||Goucher College series.|
|责任：||by William L. Hedges.|
"Mr. Hedges sees Irving's work, including his nonsensical humor, as a response to the intellectual and cultural tensions of his period. From this point of view he attempts to explain the apparent contradictions in Irving's writing. There is a close analysis of Irving's major works, including 'Knickerbocker's history, ' 'The sketch book, ' 'Tales of a traveller, ' and 'Columbus.' Mr. Hedges is particularly concerned with the way in which Irving adapted conventional literary techniques and attitudes to the new conditions of American life"--From publisher description.