New England beyond criticism : in defense of America's first literature / Elisa New.Material type: TextSeries: Wiley-Blackwell manifestosPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2014Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118854556 (ePub); 1118854551 (ePub); 9781118854563 (Adobe PDF); 111885456X (Adobe PDF); 9781118854587; 1118854586; 9781118854549; 1118854543Other title: In defense of America's first literatureSubject(s): New, Elisa | New, Elisa | New, Elisa | American literature -- New England -- History and criticism | Literature and society -- United States -- History | New England -- In literature | New England -- Intellectual life | United States -- Intellectual life | College teachers -- Biography | LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry | American literature | College teachers | Intellectual life | Literature | Literature and society | New England | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biography. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New England beyond criticismDDC classification: 810.9/974 LOC classification: PS243Other classification: LIT014000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
The final chapter, A Fable for Critics: Autobiographical Epilogue, is about the author.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction: New England Beyond Criticism. Part I. Excitations: Protestant Ups and Downs; 2. Variety as Religious Experience: Four Case Studies: Dickinson, Edwards, Taylor and Cotton; 3. The Popularity of Doom: From Wigglesworth, Poe and Stowe through the The Da Vinci Code; 4. I Take "no less than skies": Dickinson's Flights -- Part II. Congregations: Rites of Assembly; 5. Lost in the Woods Again: Coming Home to Wilderness in Bradford, Thoreau, Frost, and Bishop; 6. Growing Up a Goodman: Hawthorne's Way; 7. "Shall Not Perish from the Earth": The Counting of Souls in Jewett, DuBois, E.A. Robinson and Frost; 8. Disinheriting New England: Robert Lowell's Reformations -- Part III. Matriculations: In Academic Terms; 9. Winter at the Corner of Quincy and Harvard: The Brothers James;10. Upon a Peak in Beinecke: Susan Howe in the Connecticut Valley; 11. Balm for the Prodigal: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead; 12. A Fable For Critics: Autobiographical Epilogue.
"Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England's literary tradition within the canon of American literature. Traces the impact of the literature of New England on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. Includes in-depth studies of work from authors and poets such as William Bradford, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Howe, and Marilynne Robinson. Examines the place and impression of New England literature in the nation's intellectual history and the lives of its readers"-- Provided by publisher.
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