A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman

A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman

This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts.

Author: David S. Reynolds

Publisher: Historical Guides to American Authors

ISBN: 0195120825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual arts & the idea of democracy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Walt Whitman s When I Heard the Learn d Astronomer

A Study Guide for Walt Whitman s  When I Heard the Learn d Astronomer

Allen, Gay Wilson, The New Walt Whitman Handbook, New York University Press, 1975. This useful reference guide to Whitman is the work of one of his most influential twentiethcentury critics and biographers. Beaver, Joseph, Walt Whitman: ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410343918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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A Study Guide for Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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A Companion to Walt Whitman

A Companion to Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Review, 17 (June): 62–3. Brooks, David (2003). What Whitman Knew. Atlantic Monthly, 291 (May): 32–3. Cmiel, Kenneth (2000). Whitman the Democrat. In David S. Reynolds (ed.), A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman.

Author: Donald D. Kummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405195515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman’s work, and of the experimental nature of his writing Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography
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A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe

A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe

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Author: J. Gerald Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), son of itinerant actors, holds a secure place in the firmament of history as America's first master of suspense. Displaying scant interest in native scenes or materials, Edgar Allan Poe seems the most un-American of American writers during the era of literary nationalism; yet he was at the same time a pragmatic magazinist, fully engaged in popular culture and intensely concerned with the "republic of letters" in the United States. This Historical Guide contains an introduction that considers the tensions between Poe's "otherworldly" settings and his historically marked representations of violence, as well as a capsule biography situating Poe in his historical context. The subsequent essays in this book cover such topics as Poe and the American Publishing Industry, Poe's Sensationalism, his relationships to gender constructions, and Poe and American Privacy. The volume also includes a bibliographic essay, a chronology of Poe's life, a bibliography, illustrations, and an index.
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A Historical Guide to Henry James

A Historical Guide to Henry James

The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary, historically sensi- tive series that combines close ... A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway Edited by Linda Wagner-Martin A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman Edited by ...

Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195121353

Category: History

Page: 271

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An excellent primer to the work and milieu of Henry James, this collection of essays highlights the historical and cultural issues that influenced the great novelist.
Categories: History

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin

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Author: Douglas Field

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019971066X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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With contributions from major scholars of African American literature, history, and cultural studies, A Historical Guide to James Baldwin focuses on the four tumultous decades that defined the great author's life and art. Providing a comprehensive examination of Baldwin's varied body of work that includes short stories, novels, and polemical essays, this collection reflects the major events that left an indelible imprint on the iconic writer: civil rights, black nationalism and the struggle for gay rights in the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays also highlight Baldwin's under-studied role as a trans-Atlantic writer, his lifelong struggle with faith, and his use of music, especially the blues, as a key to unlock the mysteries of his identity as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially hostile era.
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A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes

A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes

TO AMERICAN AUTHORS The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary , historically sensitive ... A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway Edited by Linda Wagner - Martin A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman Edited by David ...

Author: Steven C. Tracy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195144341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Langston Hughes has been an inspiration to generations of readers and writers seeking a passionate, intelligent, and socially responsible art. In this volume, Steven C. Tracy has gathered a broad range of critics to produce an interdisciplinary approach to the important historical and cultural elements reflected in Hughes's work. Their essays, all previously unpublished, place Hughes in the context of Harlem, his preferred geographical and spiritual home base, aswell as the larger political, social, musical, and artistic milieu of his rapidly changing times.
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Ellison

A Historical Guide to Ralph Ellison

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Author: Steven Carl Tracy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195152500

Category: History

Page: 276

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This collection of essays treat Ralph Ellison's body of work, including his novel 'The Invisible Man'. It confronts Ellison the man of ideas, essayist, and short story writer, as well as the material in his posthumously published novel 'Juneteenth', in order to provide contemporary readers and critics with a comprehensive examination of Ellison.
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A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close ... A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman Edited by David S. Reynolds A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson Edited by ...

Author: Vivian R. Pollak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019972914X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large. Yet since the first publication of a limited selection of her poems in 1890, she has emerged as one of the most challenging and rewarding writers of all time. Born into a prosperous family in small town Amherst, Massachusetts, she had an above average education for a woman, attending a private high school and then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, now Mount Holyoke College. Returning to Amherst to her loving family and her "feast" in the reading line, in the 1850s she became increasingly solitary and after the Civil War she spent her life indoors. Despite her cooking and gardening and extensive correspondence, Dickinson's life was strikingly narrow in its social compass. Not so her mind, and on her death in 1886 her sister discovered an astonishing cache of close to eighteen hundred poems. Bitter family quarrels delayed the full publication of Dickinson's "letter to the World," but today her poetry is commonly anthologized and widely praised for its precision, its intensity, its depth and beauty. Dickinson's life and work, however, remain in important ways mysterious. The essays presented here, all of them previously unpublished, provide an overview of Dickinson studies at the start of the twenty-first century. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this collection represents the best of contemporary scholarship and points the way toward exciting new directions for the future. The volume includes a biographical essay that covers some of the major turning points in the poet's life, especially those emphasized by her letters. Other essays discuss Dickinson's religious beliefs, her response to the Civil War, her class-based politics, her place in a tradition of American women's poetry, and the editing of her manuscripts. A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson concludes with a rich bibliographical essay describing the controversial history of Dickinson's life in print, together with a substantial bibliography of relevant sources.
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A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton

A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton

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Author: Carol J. Singley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199727333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Edith Wharton, arguably the most important American female novelist, stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. Her ability to cope with this collision of Victorian and modern sensibilities makes her work especially interesting. Wharton also writes of American subjects at a time of great social and economic change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, world war, and eugenics. She not only chronicles these changes in memorable detail, she sets them in perspective through her prodigious knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion. A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton provides scholarly and general readers with historical contexts that illuminate Wharton's life and writing in new, exciting ways. Essays in the volume expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and demonstrate her engagement with issues of her day.
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