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American classics : evolutionary perspectives

Author: Judith P Saunders
Publisher: Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Evolution, cognition, and the arts
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines selected works in the American literary tradition from an evolutionary perspective. Using an interdisciplinary framework to pose new questions about long admired, much discussed texts, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saunders, Judith P., author.
American classics
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018039194
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith P Saunders
ISBN: 9781618117656 1618117653 9781618117663 1618117661
OCLC Number: 1039605079
Description: xiv, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Story of a Successful Social Animal --
2. Nepotism in Hawthorne's "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" --
3. Biophilia in Thoreau's Walden --
4. Bateman's Principle in "Song of Myself": Whitman Celebrates Male Ardency --
5. Maladaptive Behavior and Auctorial Design: Huck Finn's Pap --
6. Hell's Fury: Female Mate-Retention Strategies in Wharton's "Pomegranate Seed" and Ethan Frome --
7. Male Reproductive Strategies in Sherwood Anderson's "The Untold Lie" --
8. The Great Gatsby: An Unusual Case of Mate Poaching --
9. Female Sexual Strategies in the Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay --
10. Philosophy and Fitness: Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and The Sun Also Rises --
11. Paternal Confidence in Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits" --
12. The Role of the Arts in Male Courtship Display: Billy Collins's "Serenade".
Series Title: Evolution, cognition, and the arts
Responsibility: Judith P. Saunders.

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