American Renaissance

Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

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  • 0199726884
  • 9780195007596
  • 9780199726882
  • 9780199878413
Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau

Book 2 Hawthorne

Book 3 Melville

Book 4 Whitman

  • Oxford University Press; December 1968
  • ISBN 9780199726882
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  • Title: American Renaissance
  • Author: F. O. Matthiessen
  • Imprint: Oxford University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0199726884
  • 9780195007596
  • 9780199726882
  • 9780199878413

In The Press

"[Matthiessen's] exploration of the haunted mind of Hawthorne, of Emerson's integrity, of the mental hell in which Melville lived, of Whitman's schizophrenia, of Thoreau's chosen solitude, [has] produced a book unequaled in American critical writing."--The New Republic
"Perhaps the most profound work of literary criticism on historical principles by any modern American."--Saturday Review
"[Matthiessen's] exploration of the haunted mind of Hawthorne, of Emerson's integrity, of the mental hell in which Melville lived, of Whitman's schizophrenia, of Thoreau's chosen solitude, [has] produced a book unequaled in American critical writing."--The New Republic
"Matthiessen has brought to light a rich and complex period....His comments on language and style, in addition to being discerning as criticism, become finally profound reflections on nineteenth-century American society."--Daniel Aaron, Kenyon Review

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0199726884
  • 9780195007596
  • 9780199726882
  • 9780199878413