SPILLER, ROBERT E.
Title The Cycle Of American Literature: An Essay In Historical Criticism.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Tenth Printing.
Publisher Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1967.
Seller ID 34206X1
This comprehensive and penetrating study of American writing traces its colorful development from the first writing produced in the Western Hemisphere, a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand, to the works of William Faulkner. Includes an Index. "Mr. Spiller presents a sane and lively synthesis in the name of "historical criticism". He mediates between extremes on the level headed proposition that literature "has a relationship to social and intellectual history, not as documentation, but as symbolic illumination." - New York Times Book Review
(Key Words: Literary Criticism, Robert E. Spiller, American Literature, American History, Critical Analysis, Thomas Wolfe, Walt Whitman, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Heminwat, William Dean Howells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Stearns Eliot, John Dos Passos, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Adams).