The English Literatures of America
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English Literatures of America by Myra Jehlen
Book DescriptionThe English Literatures of America redefines colonial American literatures, sweeping from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia to the West Indies and Guiana. The book begins with the first colonization of the Americas and stretches beyond the Revolution to the early national period. Many texts are collected here for the first time; others are recognized masterpieces of the canon--both British and American--that can now be read in their Atlantic context. By emphasizing the culture of empire and by representing a transatlantic dialogue, The English Literatures of America allows a new way to understand colonial literature both in the United States and abroad.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415919036
(234mm x 156mm x 52mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Myra Jehlen
Readings at the Edge of Literature, Paperback (June 2002)
Myra Jehlen's aim in these essays is to read for what she calls the edge of literature: the point at which writing seems unable to say more, which is also, for Jehlen, the threshold of the real.
English Literatures of America, Paperback (February 1997)View all books by Myra Jehlen
This anthology surveys the emergence of Anglo-American cultures in the first dramatic period of the European empires. It includes Francis Bacon, Adam Smith, Andrew Marvell, Alexander Pope as well as Wheatley and Edwards.
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