The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865
Annotation This is the fullest and richest account of the American Renaissance available in any literary history. The narratives in this volume made for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual and aesthetic. Michael D. Bell describes the social conditions of the literary vocation that shaped the growth of a professional literature in the United States. Eric Sundquist draws upon broad cultural patterns: his account of the writings of exploration, slavery, and the frontier is an interweaving of disparate voices, outlooks and traditions. Barbara L. Packer's sources come largely from intellectual history: the theological and philosophical controversies that prepared the way for transcendentalism. Jonathan Arac's categories are formalist: he sees the development of antebellum fiction as a dialectic of prose genres, the emergence of a literary mode out of the clash of national, local and personal forms. Together, these four narratives constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. It is an achievement that will remain authoritative for our time and that will set new directions for coming decades in American literary scholarship.
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Beginnings of Professionalism II
Womens Fiction and the Literary Marketplace in the 1850s
Exploration and Empire
The Frontier and American Indians
The Literature of Slavery and African American Culture
The Assault on Locke
The Hope of Reform
The Antislavery Years
Establishing National Narrative
Crisis of Literary Narrative and Consolidation
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