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Faculty Book: David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds

Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville, pbk.
(Oxford University Press, 2011)

The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance, first published in 1988, has become a classic work on American literature, broadening our knowledge of the nation’s most important literary period, 1850–1855, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen’s American Renaissance. Here the major works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson receive striking, original readings set against the rich backdrop of contemporary popular writing. Now back in print in a paperback edition, the volume includes a new foreword by Sean Wilentz that reviews the book’s impact and influence. David S. Reynolds is a distinguished professor of English and American studies at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUN 29, 2011

Category: American Studies | English | Faculty Books