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Washington Irving.

Author: Lewis Leary
Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press [1963]
Series: University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers, no. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leary, Lewis, 1906-1990.
Washington Irving.
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press [1963]
(OCoLC)904082954
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Irving, Washington <1783-1859> - Critique et interprétation.; Washington Irving
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Leary
OCLC Number: 275724
Description: 48 pages 21 cm.
Series Title: University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers, no. 25.

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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.

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