|提及的人：||Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving|
|描述：||48 pages ; 21 cm.|
|叢書名：||University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers, no. 25.|
With quick eye, ready tongue, and alert recognition of absurdities, Washington Irving sits quietly at both ends of the American literary spectrum -- an expatriate seeking reverently in Europe for sources of culture, but most effective in realizing American characters enmeshed in American ideals; and at the same time a native myth-maker who wove indigenous lore into comic tales which became fables. His country's first, but not her best, romantic historian; an early, but unsatisfying, impressionistic biographer; an exotic local colorist; a mildly boisterous, thigh-slapping, sidesplitting rural humorist;, a comic realist, a caricaturist. - p. 44.
- Irving, Washington, -- 1783-1859.
- Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Biography.
- Irving, Washington, -- 1783-1859 -- Critique et interprétation.
- Irving, Washington.
- Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography
- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Biography
- Irving, Washington -- 1783-1859