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By David S. Reynolds

The award-winning Beneath the yank Renaissance is a vintage paintings on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our wisdom of our most vital literary interval, as first pointed out via F.O. Matthiessen's American Renaissance. With its mix of sharp serious perception, attractive statement, and narrative force, it represents the type of masterful cultural background for which David Reynolds is understood. the following the foremost works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson obtain outstanding, unique readings set opposed to the wealthy backdrop of latest renowned writing. Now again in print, the quantity incorporates a new foreword by way of historian Sean Wilentz that finds the book's impression and effect. A magisterial paintings of feedback and cultural background, Beneath the yank Renaissance will fascinate someone drawn to the genesis of America's most vital literary epoch and the enduring figures who outlined it.

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