Studies in Classic American Literature

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 1995 - 191 pages
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Studies In Classic American Literature Is Valuable Not Only For The Light It Sheds On Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century American Consciousness, Telling 'The Truth Of The Day', But Also As A Prime Example Of Lawrence'S Learning, Passion And Integrity Of Judgement.To Cite Herbert J. Seligmann, 'Studies In Classic American Literature Alone Is A Foundation For A New American Critical Literature. Lawrence Fertilizes With Fire. No Living American Writing In A Critical Sense From Now On Will Be Able To Ignore Him.'Lawrence Asserted That 'The Proper Function Of A Critic Is To Save The Tale From The Artist Who Created It' In These Highly Individual, Penetrating Essays He Has Exposed 'The American Whole Soul' Within Some Of That Continent'S Major Works Of Literature. In Seeking To Establish The Status Of Writings By Such Authors As Poe, Melville, Fenimore Cooper And Whitman, Lawrence Himself Has Created A Classic Work.

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I found this book to be quite interesting in that the author (D.H. Lawrence, with whom I am unfamiliar excepting for titles of books he's written) is constantly contradicting himself. He speaks of ... Read full review

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This is a remarkable book. Lawrence by turns reveals contempt, condescension, sympathy and admiration for America. And the book is as much about America and the American Mind (whatever that may be) as ... Read full review


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