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Author: Bernard Schmidt
ISBN: 0773463704
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 138 pages
Publisher Edwin Mellen Pr (June 1, 2004)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by Bernard Schmidt


American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States)

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States). Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

American literature in the nineteenth century is often divided into two asymmetrical halves, neatly separated by the . This original and provocative study tells the story of American literary history from the perspective of its environmental context.

American literature in the nineteenth century is often divided into two asymmetrical halves, neatly separated by the Civil War. In Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War, Cody Marrs argues that the war is a far more elastic boundary for literary history than has frequently been assumed.

American Romanticism: An artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of. .

American Romanticism: An artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the eighteenth century; in most areas it was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1840. The American Renaissance. American Romantic Gothic literature made an early appearance with Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) and Rip Van Winkle (1819), followed from 1823 onwards by the Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper. In his popular novel Last of the Mohicans, Cooper expressed romantic ideals about the relationship between men and nature.

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It was American independence from British rule, achieved in 1776, that opened the path to examining national identity, the development of a distinctly American literary tradition in the light of Romantically reconceived visions of the self and nature. The major American Romantics included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and Herman Melville.

American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the .

American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the United States of America. The slow growth of an academic curriculum in American literature seems lethargic indeed when contrasted to the maturation of other curricula of academic study in American universities at the time, such as American history. By contrast, scholars of American historical studies could report that nearly nine out of ten history dissertations written in American universities in the 1880s and 1890s dealt with native subjects. Moreover, by the 1890s most universities were offering equal selections of courses in ancient, European, and American history.

The history of American literature can be divided into five periods: Colonial and .

The history of American literature can be divided into five periods: Colonial and Early National, Romantic, Realism and Naturalism, Modernist, and Contemporary. Each has its own unique characteristics, notable authors, and representative works. Nathaniel Ward and John Winthrop wrote books on religion, a topic of central concern in colonial America. Though still derived from British literary tradition, the short stories and novels published from 1800 through the 1820s began to depict American society and explore the American landscape in an unprecedented manner.

American literature 1. Major trends and groups in American literature: yea-sayer vs.Only a few people were interested in literature. There’s the emergence of native talent: American Renaissance developed with Emerson; Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman. nay-sayer, paleface vs. redskin, mainstream vs. Marginality, etc. When the American continent was discovered, people actually had suspected that there must be another continent that is still unknown. Only 2books were present and acceptable: the Bible and Shakespeare’s works. Early American literature was characterised by fiction.

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Start by marking Studies in Classic American Literature as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Cooper was frequently foolish, yet his books contain passages that genuinely move Lawrence. Poe, despite his many faults, his overwrought style, was "an Source of the oft-quoted the essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. The essence of American literature, according to Lawrence, is the conflict between puritan ideals and violent impulse. The best American writers are often the most torn.

WE like to think of the old-fashioned American classics as children's books. Just childishness, on our part. The old American art-speech contains an alien quality, which belongs to the American continent and to nowhere else

WE like to think of the old-fashioned American classics as children's books. The old American art-speech contains an alien quality, which belongs to the American continent and to nowhere else. But, of course, so long as we insist on reading the books as children's tales, we miss all that.

A scholar of American literature, Schmidt looks at Whitman and American personalistic philosophy, Bronson Alcott's developing personalism and the argument with Emerson, the essence of Alcott's personalistic idealism, his personalistic church, the beginnings of personalistic idealism, and William James and the decline of American personalism. Three of the chapters are revised from parts of his 1981 doctoral dissertation for the University of Miami. He died shortly after this study was in print. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)