Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Democratic Humanism and American Literature

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Democratic Humanism and American Literature illustrates the interplay between democratic assumptions and literary performance in the America_s classic nineteenth-century writers - Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Cooper, Poe, Whitman, Twain, and James. Kaplan suggests that these major figures_ works are linked by the myths of genesis of a new political culture. Challenged by the democratic ideal, and committed to it, they wrote prophetic books in the American liberal tradition and endowed its ethical intelligence.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1972]
ISBN: 9780226424224
Call Number: 810.9 K141d
Characteristics: xix, 298 p. ; 24 cm


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