American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman by F. O. Matthiessen
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Overview: This text has taken its place as the definitive treatment of the most distinguished age of American literature. Centering the discussion around five literary giants of the mid-nineteenth century-Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen elucidates their conceptions of the nature and function of literature, and the extent to which these were realized in their writings.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Literary Criticism