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Writing New England : an Anthology from the Puritans to the Present

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Organized thematically, this anthology provides a collective self-portrait of the New England mind. With an introductory essay on the origins of New England, a detailed chronology, and explanatory headnotes for each selection, the book is a welcoming introduction to a great American literary tradition and a treasury of vivid writing that defines what it has meant, over nearly four centuries, to be a New Englander.
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Anthologies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Delbanco
ISBN: 9780674335486 0674335481
OCLC Number: 979627278
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xlvi, 463 pages) : illustrations
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: Preface; Introduction; Chronology; The Founding Idea; "God Speaks to the Rain"; The Examined Self; A Gallery of Portraits; Education; Dissident Dreamers; Strangers in the Promised Land; The Abiding Sense of Place; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Delbanco.
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