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

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'American Elegy' is the history of a diverse people's poetic experience of mourning and of mortality's challenge to creative living. By telling this history in political, psychological, and aesthetic terms, this book reconnects the study of early American poetry to the broadest currents of literary and cultural criticism.

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

ISBN-13: 9780816648924

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