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Publisher Comments:

This is the first thorough account of the many attempts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to fashion a distinctly American epic literature from a wide range of potentially heroic New World subjects. McWilliams considers the cultural, political and literary implications of adapting Enlightenment news of republican progress to a genre that had traditionally celebrated the greatness of warriors. He shows how and why the epic in America had to be transformed from imitative narrative poetry into the new genres of prose history (Irving, Prescott, Parkman), fictional romance (Cooper, Melville), and free verse (Whitman).

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An account of the many attempts during the 18th and 19th centuries to fashion a distinctly American epic literature from a wide range of potentially heroic New World subjects. McWilliams (Middlebury College) shows how and why the epic in America had to be transformed from imitative narrative poetry into the new genres of prose history (Irving, Prescott, Parkman), fictional romance (Cooper, Melville), and free verse (Whitman).
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Synopsis:

McWilliams shows how and why the epic had to be transformed from imitative narrative poetry into new, open genres.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521373227
Author:
McWilliams, John P.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
McWilliams, John P.
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
John P. McWilliams, Jr
Author:
McWilliams, John P., JR
Author:
McWilliams, Jr, John P.
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
United States Intellectual life 19th century.
Subject:
Epic literature, American.
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 243-280.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
36
Publication Date:
19891131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
9.30x6.26x.98 in. 1.23 lbs.

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