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An American Procession: The Major American Writers from 1830-1930.

Literary History] Kazin, Alfred.

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ISBN 10: 0394503783 / ISBN 13: 9780394503783
Published by Knopf, New York, 1984
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A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" (1830–1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism—Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald—and with the revelation of the "postponed power" of those who had been modern before their time—Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson. Bookseller Inventory # 25619

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Title: An American Procession: The Major American ...

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" (1830-1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism--Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald--and with the revelation of the "postponed power" of those who had been modern before their time--Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.

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In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" (1830-1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning when Ralph Waldo Emerson left the church and inspired a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending with the triumph of modernism - Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald - and with the revelation after World War I of the "postponed power" of those who had been modern before their time: Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.

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