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The Resource American audacity : literary essays North and South, Christopher Benfey

American audacity : literary essays North and South, Christopher Benfey

Label
American audacity : literary essays North and South
Title
American audacity
Title remainder
literary essays North and South
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Benfey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the foremost critics in contemporary American letters, Christopher Benfey has long been known for his brilliant and incisive essays. Benfey's writings have helped us reimagine the American literary canon. In American Audacity, Benfey gathers his finest work on eminent American authors, bringing to his subjects - as the New York Times Book Review has said of his earlier work - "a scholar's thoroughness, a critic's astuteness and a storyteller's sense of drama." "Although Benfey's interests range from art to literature to social history, this collection focuses on particular American writers and the various ways in which an American identity and culture inform their work."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benfey, Christopher E. G.
Dewey number
810.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS169.N35
LC item number
B46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Writers on writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Regionalism in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
Label
American audacity : literary essays North and South, Christopher Benfey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Northerners -- Emerson at age two hundred -- Hawthorne's smile -- Longfellow lives again -- The mystery of Emily Dickinson -- The convert (Emma Lazarus) -- Dark darker darkest (Robert Frost) -- Flawed perfection (Edna St. Vincent Millay) -- Deserters (John Dos Passos) -- Covering her century (Martha Gellhorn) -- The critter poet (Gary Snyder) -- Lowell's curse -- Southerners -- The ding-dong of doom (William Faulkner) -- The war between the Tates (Allen Tate) -- The family man (James Agee) -- Love in the ruins (Walker Percy) -- A sense of place (Eudora Welty) -- Poet in the Sun Belt (Randall Jarrell) -- The Union reconsidered -- American Jeremiad -- Patriotic gore -- Friends by chance
Control code
154666472
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780472116263
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154666472
Label
American audacity : literary essays North and South, Christopher Benfey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Northerners -- Emerson at age two hundred -- Hawthorne's smile -- Longfellow lives again -- The mystery of Emily Dickinson -- The convert (Emma Lazarus) -- Dark darker darkest (Robert Frost) -- Flawed perfection (Edna St. Vincent Millay) -- Deserters (John Dos Passos) -- Covering her century (Martha Gellhorn) -- The critter poet (Gary Snyder) -- Lowell's curse -- Southerners -- The ding-dong of doom (William Faulkner) -- The war between the Tates (Allen Tate) -- The family man (James Agee) -- Love in the ruins (Walker Percy) -- A sense of place (Eudora Welty) -- Poet in the Sun Belt (Randall Jarrell) -- The Union reconsidered -- American Jeremiad -- Patriotic gore -- Friends by chance
Control code
154666472
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780472116263
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007030972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154666472

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