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Synopsis: This book considers the portrayal of the American national character in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. It examines Hawthorne's abiding concern with the development of New England from colony to province to republic, and analyses Melville's changing evocation of 'the new American', and the difficulties he faced in sustaining his heady nationalistic faith.
About the Author: Albert Gelpi is Professor Emeritus of American Literature at Stanford University, California. His previous books include Emily Dickinson: The Mind of the Poet, The Tenth Muse, and A Coherent Splendor. Gelpi has also edited the work of, and written criticism on, a wide range of poets, including Wallace Stevens, Robinson Jeffers, Adrienne Rich, Denise Levertov, Robert Duncan, and William Everson. The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, co-edited with Robert Bertholf, won an award from the MLA as the best scholarly edition of a literary correspondence. Gelpi continues to teach in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.
Title: Hawthorne, Melville, and the American ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st US.
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1984. Condition: Good. 1st US. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP60030858
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Very good out of print hbk in good d/w, 8vo. Seller Inventory # 145689
Book Description Cambridge University Press November 1984, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Seller Inventory # 232185
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0521259002
Book Description Cambridge University Press, New York, 1985. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good +. First Softcover Edition. Softcover book is a clean tight unmarked copy. University Press. Seller Inventory # 007416
Book Description Cambridge University Press, New York, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. Book is a clean tight unmarked copy. Dust jacket has taped front flap edge tear. University Press. Seller Inventory # 007969