Beneath the American Renaissance by David S. Reynolds audiobook

Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville

By David S. Reynolds
Foreword by Sean Wilentz
Read by John Lescault

Blackstone Publishing 9780199782840
29.09 Hours 1
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The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our knowledge of our most important literary period, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen’s American Renaissance. With its combination of sharp critical insight, engaging observation, and narrative drive, it represents the kind of masterful cultural history for which David Reynolds is known. Here the major works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson receive striking, original readings set against the rich backdrop of contemporary popular writing. Now back in print, the volume includes a new foreword by historian Sean Wilentz that reveals the book’s impact and influence. A magisterial work of criticism and cultural history, Beneath the American Renaissance will fascinate anyone interested in the genesis of America’s most significant literary epoch and the iconic figures who defined it.

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The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our knowledge of our most important literary period, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen’s American Renaissance. With its combination of sharp critical insight, engaging observation, and narrative drive, it represents the kind of masterful cultural history for which David Reynolds is known. Here the major works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson receive striking, original readings set against the rich backdrop of contemporary popular writing. Now back in print, the volume includes a new foreword by historian Sean Wilentz that reveals the book’s impact and influence. A magisterial work of criticism and cultural history, Beneath the American Renaissance will fascinate anyone interested in the genesis of America’s most significant literary epoch and the iconic figures who defined it.

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Editorial Reviews

“A monumental revisionist study of nineteenth-century American literature that challenges both popular critical conceptions of Emerson, Whitman, Poe, et al., as well as fashionable schools of literary analysis…A tremendous work of scholarship.” Kirkus Reviews
“An original piece of work that gives the literary canon and its contexts a good shaking.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: David S. Reynolds

Author Bio: David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor of English and American studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of John Brown, Abolitionist, and Walt Whitman’s America, among others. He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, the Christian Gauss Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 29.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English