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The Resource American renaissance : art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman, F.O. Matthiessen

American renaissance : art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman, F.O. Matthiessen

Label
American renaissance : art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman
Title
American renaissance
Title remainder
art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman
Statement of responsibility
F.O. Matthiessen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American Renaissance has taken its place as the definitive treatment of that most distinguished age of our literature. Centering his discussion around five of its literary giants--Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman--Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of nature and the function of literature, and the extent to which these were realized in their writings. The breadth of the book lies in the author's use of the five-year period from 1850 to 1855 as a focal point in interpreting what went before and what followed in the development of our prose and poetry. The masterpieces produced in this one extraordinarily concentrated moment of expression, and fully explored in these pages, include Representative Men, Walden, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Leaves of Grass
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1950
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthiessen, F. O.
Dewey number
810.903
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS201
LC item number
.M3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Twain, Mark
  • Melville, Herman
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • American literature
  • United States
Label
American renaissance : art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman, F.O. Matthiessen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Emerson to Thoreau -- 1. In the optative mood -- 2. The actual glory -- 3. The metaphysical strain -- 4. The organic principle -- Hawthorne -- 5. The vision of evil -- 6. Problem of the artist as a New Englandeer -- 7. Allegory and Symbolism -- 8. A dark necessity -- Melville -- 9. Moment of transition -- 10. The revenger's tragedy -- 11. The troubled mind -- 12. Reassertion of the heart -- Whitman -- 13. Only a language experiment -- 14. Man in the open air
Control code
ocm00964317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 678 pages
Lccn
41009633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00964317
Label
American renaissance : art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman, F.O. Matthiessen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Emerson to Thoreau -- 1. In the optative mood -- 2. The actual glory -- 3. The metaphysical strain -- 4. The organic principle -- Hawthorne -- 5. The vision of evil -- 6. Problem of the artist as a New Englandeer -- 7. Allegory and Symbolism -- 8. A dark necessity -- Melville -- 9. Moment of transition -- 10. The revenger's tragedy -- 11. The troubled mind -- 12. Reassertion of the heart -- Whitman -- 13. Only a language experiment -- 14. Man in the open air
Control code
ocm00964317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 678 pages
Lccn
41009633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00964317

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