The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Poetry 1800-1910 by Sacvan BercovitchThe Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Poetry 1800-1910 by Sacvan Bercovitch

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Poetry 1800-1910

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The contributors to this volume discuss the extraordinary literary achievement of nineteenth century American poetry in its social and cultural contexts. Key contributions explore the early Federalist poets; the achievements of Longfellow and Whittier; and the distinctive lyric forms developed by Emerson and the Transcendentalists. Another chapter provides a new perspective on the achievement of female poets of the period, including emerging African-American poets, as well as the major canonical figures.
Sacvan Bercovitch is Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature at Harvard University.
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Title:The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Poetry 1800-1910Format:HardcoverDimensions:572 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.34 inPublished:December 6, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521301084

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Table of Contents

Introduction Sacvan Bercovitch and Neal Dolan; Part I. American Verse Traditions, 1800-1855 Barbara Packer: 1. Neoclassicism: comic and satiric verse; 2. Early narrative and lyric; 3. Transcendentalism; Part II. Poetry and Public Discourse, 1820-1910 Shira Wolosky: Preface: The claims of rhetoric; 1. Modest claims; 2. Claiming the Bible; 3. Poetic language; 4. Plural identities; 5. Walt Whitman: the office of the poet; 6. Emily Dickinson: the violence of the imagination; Chronology Neal Dolan.

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"This informative volume an be read as an expression of the ongoing debates about cultural patterns and aesthetic values in American literature." -- American Reference Books Annual