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Title:
American romanticism
Author:
Hurley, Jennifer A., 1973-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
176 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Defining American Romanticism -- Transcendentalism -- Nature in American Romanticism -- The individual in American Romanticism -- Allegory and symbolism.
ISBN:
9780737702026

9780737702033
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Book

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American Romanticism, the literature written during the mid-nineteenth century by such authors as Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe and Thoreau, created a cultural and literary identity for the United States. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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American Romanticism, the literature written during the mid-nineteenth century by such authors as Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe and Thoreau, created a cultural and literary identity for the United States. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-A collection of critical articles by scholars, organized into five sections. The five essays in the first section introduce the movement and offer information that places it within its political, philosophical, and literary context. This section of the book is the easiest to follow, yet most of the essays will be too pedagogic to be of interest to casual readers. Following sections provide more in-depth analyses of specific Romantic authors and their works, such as Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allan Poe. Most of the essays have been previously published in academic journals, while others have been excerpted from books. The highly academic writing style will dissuade most readers, and the vocabulary is beyond most teenagers' comprehension. Instructors teaching AP English courses may find the articles of interest, but this book is really for academic or university libraries.-Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-A collection of critical articles by scholars, organized into five sections. The five essays in the first section introduce the movement and offer information that places it within its political, philosophical, and literary context. This section of the book is the easiest to follow, yet most of the essays will be too pedagogic to be of interest to casual readers. Following sections provide more in-depth analyses of specific Romantic authors and their works, such as Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allan Poe. Most of the essays have been previously published in academic journals, while others have been excerpted from books. The highly academic writing style will dissuade most readers, and the vocabulary is beyond most teenagers' comprehension. Instructors teaching AP English courses may find the articles of interest, but this book is really for academic or university libraries.-Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Rex J. Burbank and Jack B. MooreRichard Harter FogleTremaine McDowellDavid BowersWarren StaeblerMark Richard BarnaPaul F. Boller Jr.Lawrence BuellJoshua JohnsBernard RosenthalAnn WoodliefTony TannerMichael J. HoffmanNewton ArvinQuentin AndersonEvan CartonRichard WilburMichael Davitt BellF.O. MatthiessenCharles Feidelson Jr.Rex J. Burbank and Jack B. MooreRichard Harter FogleTremaine McDowellDavid BowersWarren StaeblerMark Richard BarnaPaul F. Boller Jr.Lawrence BuellJoshua JohnsBernard RosenthalAnn WoodliefTony TannerMichael J. HoffmanNewton ArvinQuentin AndersonEvan CartonRichard WilburMichael Davitt BellF.O. MatthiessenCharles Feidelson Jr.
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Historical Overview of American Romanticismp. 13
Chapter 1 Defining American Romanticism
1. America During the Period of Romanticismp. 27
2. Romantic Writers See the World as an Organic Wholep. 32
3. American Romanticism Expresses a Belief in Self-Reliancep. 39
4. American Romanticism Is Humanisticp. 44
5. American Romanticism Challenged the Values of Americap. 52
Chapter 2 Transcendentalism
1. Transcendentalism Was a Religious and Intellectual Movementp. 60
2. Transcendentalism Is a Philosophy of Optimismp. 68
3. The Role of Nature in Transcendentalismp. 75
Chapter 3 Nature in American Romanticism
1. Nature and the American Consciousnessp. 79
2. American Romantics View Nature as a Metaphor for the Selfp. 84
3. Emerson's and Thoreau's Understanding of Naturep. 92
4. Differing Perceptions of Nature in American and European Romanticismp. 97
Chapter 4 The Individual in American Romanticism
1. Thoreau: The Individual Versus the Institutionp. 106
2. Whitman's Individualismp. 113
3. The Isolation of the Individual in Moby-Dickp. 120
4. Emerson's Vision of the Selfp. 128
Chapter 5 Allegory and Symbolism
1. Poe's Motifs of Enclosurep. 133
2. Hawthorne's Use of Allegoryp. 143
3. Symbolism in Moby-Dickp. 149
4. The Symbols in Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"p. 155
Chronologyp. 161
For Further Researchp. 165
Indexp. 169
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Historical Overview of American Romanticismp. 13
Chapter 1 Defining American Romanticism
1. America During the Period of Romanticismp. 27
2. Romantic Writers See the World as an Organic Wholep. 32
3. American Romanticism Expresses a Belief in Self-Reliancep. 39
4. American Romanticism Is Humanisticp. 44
5. American Romanticism Challenged the Values of Americap. 52
Chapter 2 Transcendentalism
1. Transcendentalism Was a Religious and Intellectual Movementp. 60
2. Transcendentalism Is a Philosophy of Optimismp. 68
3. The Role of Nature in Transcendentalismp. 75
Chapter 3 Nature in American Romanticism
1. Nature and the American Consciousnessp. 79
2. American Romantics View Nature as a Metaphor for the Selfp. 84
3. Emerson's and Thoreau's Understanding of Naturep. 92
4. Differing Perceptions of Nature in American and European Romanticismp. 97
Chapter 4 The Individual in American Romanticism
1. Thoreau: The Individual Versus the Institutionp. 106
2. Whitman's Individualismp. 113
3. The Isolation of the Individual in Moby-Dickp. 120
4. Emerson's Vision of the Selfp. 128
Chapter 5 Allegory and Symbolism
1. Poe's Motifs of Enclosurep. 133
2. Hawthorne's Use of Allegoryp. 143
3. Symbolism in Moby-Dickp. 149
4. The Symbols in Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"p. 155
Chronologyp. 161
For Further Researchp. 165
Indexp. 169