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An American Procession

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$17.50 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674031432

Publication Date: 03/01/1996


5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

  • Preface, 1996
  • Prologue, 1918: Old Man in a Dry Month
  • I. The Self as Power: America When Young, 1830–1865
    • 1. The Priest Departs, the Divine Literatus Comes: Emerson
    • 2. Things Are in the Saddle and Ride Mankind: Emerson
    • 3. A Lover and His Guilty Land: Thoreau
    • 4. The Ghost Sense: Hawthorne and Poe
    • 5. A More Perfect Union: Whitman to Lincoln
  • II. Modern Times, 1865–1900
    • 6. “Melville Is Dwelling Somewhere in New York”
    • 7. Wrecked, Solitary, Here: Dickinson’s Room of Her Own
    • 8. Creatures of Circumstance: Mark Twain
    • 9. The James Country
    • 10. Chicago and “the East”: Dreiser, Adams, Mark Twain
    • 11. The Youth: Stephen Crane
  • III. Ruling Style: History and the Moderns, 1900–1929
    • 12. A Postponed Power: Henry Adams
    • 13. Going to Europe: Eliot and Pound
    • 14. An American Tragedy and The Sound and the Fury
    • 15. Hemingway the Painter
  • Retrospect, 1932: The Twenties and the Great American Thing
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Alfred Kazin was Awarded the First Truman Capote Literary Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin
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