Faculty Book: David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds, ed.

Lincoln’s Selected Writings
(Norton, 2014)
 
Book coverThis Norton Critical Edition includes a rich selection of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private letters, speeches, eulogies, proposals, debate transcriptions, addresses (including the First and Second Inaugurals), and more, accompanied by explanatory annotations. Following the texts are contemporary responses to Lincoln in poems, songs, and articles; representations of him in modern imaginative and nonfiction writing; and selections from recent cross-disciplinary studies, including discussions of his literary techniques and oratorical style and examinations of his political evolution in new cultural and social contexts. “Lincoln in His Era” selections feature the work of Horace Greeley, Jesse Hutchinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Victor Hugo, and Walt Whitman; the “Modern Views” section presents sixteen major interpretations of Lincoln’s life, work, and legacy carefully chosen to promote discussion, including contributions by Reynolds and James Oakes (Dist. Prof., GC, History). David S. Reynolds is a distinguished professor of English at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: AUG 25, 2014

Category: English, Faculty Books