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American ambitions : selected essays on literary and cultural themes

Author: Monroe K Spears
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spears, Monroe Kirklyndorf.
American ambitions.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)569862711
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Monroe K Spears
ISBN: 0801834147 9780801834141
OCLC Number: 14412386
Description: x, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ancestors: Cotton Mather --
William James as culture hero --
pt. 2. Poetry: Revolution in American poetry --
Life and art in Robert Lowell --
Daniel Hoffman and the American epic --
James Dickey: Southern visionary as celestial navigator --
Robert Penn Warren as hardy American --
pt. 3. Criticism: The function of literary quarterlies --
The criticism of Allen Tate --
A little man who was a writer: R.P. Blackmur --
Cleanth Brooks and the responsibilities of criticism --
Robert Pen Warren as critic --
Two doctors for critics: René Wellek and Randall Jarrell --
Two women critics: Helen Vendler and Ursula Le Guin --
pt. 4. Fiction: George Garrett and the historical novel --
A new classic: Madison Jones, A cry of absence --
Two Southern gentlemen as heroes --
pt. 5. Aspects of the culture: Southern fictions in visual art --
Jewish intellectuals of New York --
Black English.
Responsibility: Monroe K. Spears.

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