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American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

 
 
 
 
American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman
Author: F. O. Matthiessen
ISBN 13: 9780195007596
ISBN 10: 19500759
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1968-12-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 678
List Price: $54.99
 
 

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.