At his death in 1988, Claude Richard was one of the most active French scholars working at the confluence of American literary history and critical theory. His last writings, translated here for the first time, offer an incisive reading of American literature that finds Poe at its center and traces new lines of continuity between the works of the nineteenth century and those of contemporary writers such as Thomas Pynchon.

American Letters 1998, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812234343

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