The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - 829 páginas
The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of interests that characterize contemporary literary studies. Volume 1 covers the colonial and early national periods, discussing authors ranging from Renaissance explorers to the poets and novelists of the new republic. It should prove an indispensable guide for scholars and students in the fields of English and American literatures and American history.
 

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This first volume of the Cambridge History of American Literature (Colonial and Revolutionary Literature, Early National Literature: Part I) covers American literature from it's inception with the ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

THE PAPERS OF EMPIRE
13
THE NATURAL INHABITANTS
37
THREE WRITERS OF EARLY AMERICA
59
SETTLEMENTS
84
THE DISPUTE OF THE NEW WORLD
109
TRAVELING IN AMERICA
126
THE FINAL VOYAGE
149
NEW ENGLAND PURITAN LITERATURE
169
RELIGIOUS VOICES
390
WRITING THE REVOLUTION
426
THE LITERATURE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
470
THE LIMITS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
496
THE LITERATURE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY AND EARLY NATIONAL PERIODS
539
LETTERS OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC
541
MAGAZINES CRITICISM AND ESSAYS
558
THE DRAMA
573

THE LANGUAGE OF SALEM WITCHCRAFT
171
THE DREAM OF A CHRISTIAN UTOPIA
183
PERSONAL NARRATIVE AND HISTORY
205
POETRY
226
THE JEREMIAD
255
REASON AND REVIVALISM
279
BRITISHAMERICAN BELLES LETTRES
307
THE AMERICAN ENLIGHTENMENT 17501820
345
FINDING THE REVOLUTION
347
WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? SOME AMERICAN ANSWERS
368
POETRY
591
THE NOVEL
620
CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
644
WASHINGTON IRVING
661
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
676
CHRONOLOGY
695
BIBLIOGRAPHY
767
INDEX
781
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Sacvan Bercovitch, who is a professor at Harvard University, is probably the most influential critic in American studies today. Tracing the function of rhetoric in American writing from the Puritans through the nineteenth century, Bercovitch has argued that the persuasiveness of rhetoric is in proportion to its capacity to help people act in history. In his books, Bercovitch has revealed the power of American rhetoric as it creates a myth of America that conflates religious and political issues, transforming even the most despairing and critical energies into affirmations of the American way. Among his major arguments is the idea that the rhetoric of America's colonial sermons and histories, founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, and novels of the American Renaissance, all participate in the project of transforming what he calls dissensus into rituals of consensus.

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