American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman

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The most widely practiced and read form of verse in America, "elegies are poems about being left behind," writes Max Cavitch. American Elegy is the history of a diverse people's poetic experience of mourning and of mortality's profound challenge to creative living. By telling this history in political, psychological, and aesthetic terms, American Elegy powerfully reconnects the study of early American poetry to the broadest currents of literary and cultural criticism.Cavitch begins by considering eighteenth-century elegists ...

American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648931

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American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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