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American audacity : literary essays North and South

Author: Christopher E G Benfey
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
Series: Writers on writing (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the foremost critics in contemporary American letters, Christopher Benfey has long been known for his brilliant and incisive essays. Benfey's writings have helped us reimagine the American literary canon. In American Audacity, Benfey gathers his finest work on eminent American authors, bringing to his subjects - as the New York Times Book Review has said of his earlier work - "a scholar's thoroughness, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E G Benfey
ISBN: 9780472116263 0472116266 9780472033997 0472033999
OCLC Number: 154666472
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Northerners --
Emerson at age two hundred --
Hawthorne's smile --
Longfellow lives again --
The mystery of Emily Dickinson --
The convert (Emma Lazarus) --
Dark darker darkest (Robert Frost) --
Flawed perfection (Edna St. Vincent Millay) --
Deserters (John Dos Passos) --
Covering her century (Martha Gellhorn) --
The critter poet (Gary Snyder) --
Lowell's curse --
Southerners --
The ding-dong of doom (William Faulkner) --
The war between the Tates (Allen Tate) --
The family man (James Agee) --
Love in the ruins (Walker Percy) --
A sense of place (Eudora Welty) --
Poet in the Sun Belt (Randall Jarrell) --
The Union reconsidered --
American Jeremiad --
Patriotic gore --
Friends by chance.
Series Title: Writers on writing (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Responsibility: by Christopher Benfey.
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One of the premier critics in contemporary American letters, Christopher Benfey is known for his incisive, probing essays in magazines such as "The New York Review of Books", and "The New Republic".  Read more...

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