The Resource The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 2, 1820–1865, general editor, Sacvan Bercovitch ; associate editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell

The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 2, 1820–1865, general editor, Sacvan Bercovitch ; associate editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell

Label
The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 2, 1820–1865
Title
The Cambridge history of American literature
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
1820–1865
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Sacvan Bercovitch ; associate editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell
Title variation
The Cambridge history of American literature
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the fullest and richest account of the American Renaissance available in any literary history. The narratives in this volume made for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual and aesthetic. Michael D. Bell describes the social conditions of the literary vocation that shaped the growth of a professional literature in the United States. Eric Sundquist draws upon broad cultural patterns: his account of the writings of exploration, slavery, and the frontier is an interweaving of disparate voices, outlooks and traditions. Barbara L. Packer's sources come largely from intellectual history: the theological and philosophical controversies that prepared the way for transcendentalism. Jonathan Arac's categories are formalist: he sees the development of antebellum fiction as a dialectic of prose genres, the emergence of a literary mode out of the clash of national, local and personal forms. Together, these four narratives constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. It is an achievement that will remain authoritative for our time and that will set new directions for coming decades in American literary scholarship
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
810.9003
Index
index present
LC call number
PS201
LC item number
.C36 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan
  • Patell, Cyrus R. K.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • United States
Label
The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 2, 1820–1865, general editor, Sacvan Bercovitch ; associate editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521301060
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Literature of Slavery and African American Culture
  • THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS
  • Barbara L. Packer
  • Unitarian Beginnings
  • The Assault on Locke
  • Carlyle and the Beginnings of American Transcendentalism
  • Annus Mirabilis
  • The Establishment and the Movement
  • Letters and Social Aims
  • The Hope of Reform
  • CONDITIONS OF LITERARY VOCATION
  • Diaspora
  • The Antislavery Years
  • NARRATIVE FORMS
  • Jonathan Arac
  • Establishing National Narrative
  • Local Narratives
  • Personal Narratives
  • Literary Narrative
  • Crisis of Literary Narrative and Consolidation of National Narrative
  • Jonathan Arac
  • Michael Davitt Bell
  • Chronology
  • Cyrus R.K. Patell
  • Beginnings of Professionalism
  • Women's Fiction and the Literary Marketplace in the 1850s
  • THE LITERATURE OF EXPANSION AND RACE
  • Eric J. Sundquist
  • Exploration and Empire
  • The Frontier and American Indians
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 887 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054706
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9781139054706
Label
The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 2, 1820–1865, general editor, Sacvan Bercovitch ; associate editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521301060
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Literature of Slavery and African American Culture
  • THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS
  • Barbara L. Packer
  • Unitarian Beginnings
  • The Assault on Locke
  • Carlyle and the Beginnings of American Transcendentalism
  • Annus Mirabilis
  • The Establishment and the Movement
  • Letters and Social Aims
  • The Hope of Reform
  • CONDITIONS OF LITERARY VOCATION
  • Diaspora
  • The Antislavery Years
  • NARRATIVE FORMS
  • Jonathan Arac
  • Establishing National Narrative
  • Local Narratives
  • Personal Narratives
  • Literary Narrative
  • Crisis of Literary Narrative and Consolidation of National Narrative
  • Jonathan Arac
  • Michael Davitt Bell
  • Chronology
  • Cyrus R.K. Patell
  • Beginnings of Professionalism
  • Women's Fiction and the Literary Marketplace in the 1850s
  • THE LITERATURE OF EXPANSION AND RACE
  • Eric J. Sundquist
  • Exploration and Empire
  • The Frontier and American Indians
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 887 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054706
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9781139054706

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