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American Renaissance

American Renaissance - 41 edition

American Renaissance - 41 edition

ISBN13: 9780195007596

ISBN10: 019500759X

American Renaissance by Francis O. Matthiessen - ISBN 9780195007596
Edition: 41
Copyright: 1941
Publisher: Galaxy Books, Inc.
Published:
International: No
American Renaissance by Francis O. Matthiessen - ISBN 9780195007596

ISBN13: 9780195007596

ISBN10: 019500759X


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Summary

This text has taken its place as the definitive treatment of the most distinguished age of American literature. Centering the discussion around five literary giants of the mid-nineteenth century-Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of the nature and function of literature, and the extent to which these were realized in their writings.