New England Beyond Criticism

New England Beyond Criticism

Editor(s): Elisa New

Published Online: 28 MAR 2014 08:51PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118854532

Online ISBN: 9781118854587

DOI: 10.1002/9781118854587

About this Book

Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America.

  • An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England's literary tradition within the canon of American literature
  • Traces the impact of the literature of New England on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America
  • Includes in-depth studies of work from authors and poets such as William Bradford, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Howe, and Marilynne Robinson
  • Examines the place and impression of New England literature in the nation's intellectual history and the lives of its readers

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