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American Literature



1620 -- present



 
                                       
 

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archetype
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America as a Symbol: brief history and 130 quotations

“American Authors” (c.1848), group portrait before Melville, Thoreau, Whitman

American authors most prized by book collectors (1991)

The Awakening: 46 critics differ on the ending

Belief in God in American literature

Christ-evoking figures in American literature: Over 50 examples

Emily Dickinson’s poetry: 18 transcendental characteristics

Feminists censor Hemingway’s last novel

The Great Gatsby: Why Gatsby is great

Huckleberry Finn: rebuttals to 12 aesthetic and racial criticisms

Moby-Dick: 21 different interpretations of the white whale

Model of Metaphors

Nature in American literature: 6 perspectives

Socialism opposed in American literature: 40 writers quoted