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Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The central question engaged in this book is the following: why does Emerson's cultural legacy continue to influence writers so forcefully? This study examines the way influential 20th-century ... More


How to Dismantle American Culture: Van Wyck Brooks and Oppositional Criticism

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the career of Van Wyck Brooks, who unconsciously enacted Emerson's “American Scholar” in his groundbreaking critical manifestos of the 1910s. Brooks eventually found that his ... More


Songs of Our Fathers: The Advocacy of Henry Cowell and the Appeal of the American Past, 1927–1947

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's advocacy of Charles E. Ives and his music between the years 1927 and 1947. Cowell's ideas about Ives can be grouped into two periods: those produced prior to ... More


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George Cotkin

in Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199855735
eISBN:
9780190252885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855735.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents extracts from various sources relating to Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick, including quotations by Fitz-James O'Brien, W. Clark Russell, Donald G. Mitchell, Archibald ... More


The Reign of the Genteel

Emily Coit

in American Snobs: Transatlantic Novelists, Liberal Culture and the Genteel Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475402
eISBN:
9781474495981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475402.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This conclusion examines some episodes in the formation of the narrative about 'the genteel tradition'. Having shown that Henry Adams, Henry James, Edith Wharton and their friend Barrett Wendell all ... More


Hands-up, America!: Studies in Classic American Literature

Lee M. Jenkins

in The American Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060507
eISBN:
9780813050676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter reassesses Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature in the context of its publication in the United States in 1923. In American Studies today, Lawrence’s Studiesis deemed a ... More


Pure English: Wharton and the Elect

Emily Coit

in American Snobs: Transatlantic Novelists, Liberal Culture and the Genteel Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475402
eISBN:
9781474495981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475402.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads Edith Wharton's writing about race and nation alongside similarly 'ambassadorial' texts by her friend Barrett Wendell. Considering Wharton's French Ways and Their Meaning, ... More


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