American Literature in Context: 1830-1865: Volume 2 - download pdf or read online

By Brian Harding

First released among 1982 and 1983, this sequence examines the notably American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has built. protecting the years from 1830 to 1865, this moment quantity of American Literature in Context examines twelve significant American writers of the 3 many years earlier than the Civil warfare, together with Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. The publication additionally analyses the writing of 2 modern historians, an highbrow Journalist and Abraham Lincoln. one of the significant topics mentioned the spiritual background of latest England Transcendentalism, sectional rivalries, tensions among self-culture and social understanding, and the widening gulf among the belief of nationwide future and the actual fact of transforming into disunity. moreover, the dominant literary types of the interval – sermon, essay, travelogue – are regarding the typical cultural assumptions of the age.


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