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The Resource America and the sea : a literary history, edited by Haskell Springer

America and the sea : a literary history, edited by Haskell Springer

Label
America and the sea : a literary history
Title
America and the sea
Title remainder
a literary history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Haskell Springer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first literary history of the United States to explore exclusively the presence of the sea in American writing. A multiauthor work, it covers the periods and genres that make up our national literature as it considers the ubiquity of nautical symbols, images, and figurative language in addition to expressions of the sea experience itself. While this book situates the literature within American history, particularly maritime history, a chapter on hymns, chanteys, and sea songs as well as an annotated portfolio of American seascape art expand and enrich the literary and cultural contexts
  • The book's fourteen chapters consider the written presence of the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico, and also move inland to address the literature of the Great Lakes. They reveal the importance of the sea in works by women, African Americans, and Native Americans - which is one aspect of the book's special considerations not only of race and gender but also of genre, religion, class, audience, aesthetics, tradition, and innovation. Written in a style accessible to a broad, diversely educated audience, and featuring extensive bibliographies essential to further reading and research, America and the Sea is a unique work on an abiding presence in our cultural consciousness. In addition, its collaborative scholarship seeks to provide wider historical and cultural frameworks for understanding texts, enlarging traditional canons, and making strong use of cross-disciplinary study
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Springer, Haskell S
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  • American literature
  • Sea stories, American
  • Sea poetry, American
  • Geographical discoveries in literature
  • Seafaring life in literature
  • Ocean travel in literature
  • Explorers in literature
  • America
  • America
Label
America and the sea : a literary history, edited by Haskell Springer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Samson
  • Hymns, chanteys, and sea songs
  • Robert D. Madison
  • Poetry in the mainstream
  • Joseph Flibbert
  • Herman Melville
  • Haskell Springer and Douglas Robillard
  • Sea, the land, the literature
  • Haskell Springer
  • Colonial era
  • Revolutionary and Federal periods
  • Donald P. Wharton
  • Cooper and his contemporaries
  • Hugh Egan
  • Personal narratives, journals, and diaries
  • Elizabeth Schultz
  • Twentieth-century poetry
  • Dennis Welland
  • Modernist prose and its antecedents
  • Joseph DeFalco
  • Prose since 1960
  • Dennis Berthold
  • Portfolio : American seascape art
  • Realism and beyond
  • Roger B. Stein
  • Fiction by seamen after Melville
  • Bert Bender
  • Great Lakes maritime fiction
  • Victoria Brehm
  • African-American literature
Control code
29429142
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 414 pages
Isbn
9780820316512
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1642531
Label
America and the sea : a literary history, edited by Haskell Springer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Samson
  • Hymns, chanteys, and sea songs
  • Robert D. Madison
  • Poetry in the mainstream
  • Joseph Flibbert
  • Herman Melville
  • Haskell Springer and Douglas Robillard
  • Sea, the land, the literature
  • Haskell Springer
  • Colonial era
  • Revolutionary and Federal periods
  • Donald P. Wharton
  • Cooper and his contemporaries
  • Hugh Egan
  • Personal narratives, journals, and diaries
  • Elizabeth Schultz
  • Twentieth-century poetry
  • Dennis Welland
  • Modernist prose and its antecedents
  • Joseph DeFalco
  • Prose since 1960
  • Dennis Berthold
  • Portfolio : American seascape art
  • Realism and beyond
  • Roger B. Stein
  • Fiction by seamen after Melville
  • Bert Bender
  • Great Lakes maritime fiction
  • Victoria Brehm
  • African-American literature
Control code
29429142
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 414 pages
Isbn
9780820316512
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1642531

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