The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self

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John Shields's book is a provocative challenge to the venerable Adamic myth so exhaustively deployed in examinations of early American literature and in American studies. Moreover, The American Aeneas builds wonderfully on Shields's considerable work on Phillis Wheatley. American Literature The American Aeneas should be of interest to classicists and American studies scholars alike. ? The New England Quarterly John Shields exposes a significant cultural blindness within American consciousness. Noting the biblical ...

The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self 2001, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572331327

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