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The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)

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Jeffrey Hammond's study of the funeral elegies of early New England reassesses a body of poems whose importance in their own time has been obscured by almost total neglect in ours. Hammond reconstructs the historical, theological and cultural contexts of these poems to demonstrate how they responded to Puritan views on a specific process of mourning. The elegies emerge, he argues, as performative scripts that consoled readers by shaping their experience. They shed new light on the emotional dimension of Puritanism and the important role of ritual in Puritan culture.

Synopsis:

Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy.

Synopsis:

This book is a critical study of the Puritan funeral elegies of early New England.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-255) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Monuments enduring and otherwise; 2. Toward an anthropology of Puritan reading; 3. Weep for yourselves; the Puritan theology of mourning; 4. This potent fence: the holy sin of grief; 5. Lord, is it I?: Christic saints and apostolic mourners; 6. Diffusing all by pattern: the reading of saintly lives; Epilogue: aestheticizing loss.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521662451
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Hammond, Jeffrey A.
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subject:
Death in literature
Subject:
Puritans
Subject:
Christianity and literature
Subject:
Literature and anthropology
Subject:
Grief in literature
Subject:
American poetry -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American poetry -- Puritan authors -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American poetry -- New England -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Elegiac poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Elegiac poetry, American.
Subject:
Elegiac poetry, American--History and critici
Subject:
Literature and anthropology--New England--History
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
123
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.29x6.23x.83 in. 1.14 lbs.

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