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Beneath the American Renaissance: the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville

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1988.
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1st ed.
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In this landmark work, the seven great writers of the "American Renaissance"--Emerson, Thoreau, Writman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson--are examined together in their cultural contexts. David Reynolds reveals how these authors broadly assimilated the themes and images of popular culture. Their classic works--among them "Moby Dick, "The Scarlet Letter, "Leaves of Grass, "Walden, and the tales of Poe--are given strikingly original reading when viewed against the rich, often startling background of long neglected popular writings of the time. Reynolds also explores a whole lost world of sensational literature, including grisly novels, openly sold on the street, that combined intense violence with explicit eroticism. He demonstrates as well how common concerns with issues of religion, slavery, and workers' (as well as women's) rights resonate in the major writings.
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subject_facetAmerican literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882 -- Contemporaries
Literature and society -- History -- 19th century
Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891 -- Contemporaries
Popular literature -- History and criticism
Sensationalism in literature
Social problems in literature
Women in literature
title_displayBeneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville
title_fullBeneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville / David S. Reynolds
title_shortBeneath the American Renaissance
title_subthe subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville
topic_facetAmerican literature
Contemporaries
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
History
History and criticism
Literature and society
Melville, Herman
Popular literature
Sensationalism in literature
Social problems in literature
Women in literature