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Literary opinion in America

Literary opinion in America

essays illustrating the status, methods and problems of criticism in the United States in the twentieth century

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Published by Peter Smith in Gloucester (Mass.) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Morton Dauwen Zabel.
ContributionsZabel, Morton Dauwen.
The Physical Object
Pagination2v (lv, 903p.) ;
Number of Pages903
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20929820M
ISBN 100844614874

All these factors in the development of the United States molded the literature of the country. Chapter Why the Study of Greek and Latin Literature is Useful in Democratic Societies Greek and Latin literature is excellent for democracies because it Literary opinion in America book precisely those qualities which democratic literature tends to lack and provides an antidote to its defects. Bryant wrote early romantic and nature-inspired poetry, which evolved away from their European origins. Dempsey Some of the greatest stories of American literature are the stories of the authors themselves and the places that sparked their imaginations. Chapter Why the Americans Are More Concerned With the Applications Than With the Theory of Science Americans concern themselves only with the practical side of science, because theoretical, abstract knowledge requires deep thought and meditation, for which democratic society is not conducive.

Kimberly, who came from Hong Kong to Brooklyn with her mother at eleven, finds herself caught between her traditional culture and her new city, but determined to fight for a better future. As Tocqueville writes, "If democratic peoples substituted the absolute power of a majority for all the various powers that used excessively to impede or hold back the upsurge of individual thought, the evil itself would only have changed its form. Bryant wrote early romantic and nature-inspired poetry, which evolved away from their European origins. Since religion is so crucial in democracies, it is important for religion to confine itself to its proper sphere; otherwise the antipathy to dogmatic beliefs will lead to complete loss of faith.

For myself, if I feel the hand of power heavy on my brow, I am little concerned to know who it is that oppresses me; I am no better inclined to pass my head under Literary opinion in America book yoke because a million men hold it for me. Bryant wrote early romantic and nature-inspired poetry, which evolved away from their European origins. Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin are esteemed works with their wit and influence toward the formation of a budding American identity. Fisher AmesJames Otisand Patrick Henry are also valued for their political writings and orations. The second reason is that there was no democratic revolution in America, and consequently no anarchy extreme social animosities to upset all traditional ideas. Most people rely on individual effort and judgment for their decisions.


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After a life like Franklin's had become possible and could be described matter-of-factly, the Declaration of Independence seems understandable and much less revolutionary.

Full-hearted, brilliant, and required reading for everyone. American literature. Later defenders of the theocratic ideal were Increase Mather and his son Cotton. A groundbreaking collection from an iconic American artist.

Democratic people are always concerned Literary opinion in America book with bettering their lot, and consequently are only interested in practical methods and innovations which will allow to increase their material prosperity.

The Americans' sense of equality leads them to doubt any sort of authoritative claims and at Literary opinion in America book same time to confidently assert that "everything in the world can be explained and that nothing passes beyond the limits of intelligence," placing extreme faith in the abilities of human reason.

Less touched by gloom than the typical Puritan, Taylor wrote lyrics that showed his delight in Christian belief and experience. Colden also wrote a book on botany, which attracted the attention of Carl Linnaeusand he maintained a long term correspondence with Benjamin Franklin.

Chapter Of Parliamentary Eloquence in the United States Democratic representatives think more about their constituents than about their party. This is a deliberately different representation of America than the bustling, vibrant perspective we normally see in immigration stories.

Cite this Literature Note Critical Essays Critical Opinions of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin No man has shed such copious good influence on America; none added so much new truth to the popular knowledge; none has so skillfully organized its ideas into institutions; none has so powerfully and wisely directed the nation's conduct, and advanced its welfare in so many respects.

Especially our fellow-men. Many intellectuals believed that the human mind could comprehend the universe through the laws of physics as described by Isaac Newton.

Democracy in America Summary and Analysis of Vol. II, Part 1, Chapters 1

Publishers took a chance on these works in hopes they would become steady sellers and need to be reprinted. Chapter 3: Why the Americans Show Literary opinion in America book Aptitude and Taste for General Ideas Than Their English Forefathers In aristocratic societies where there is much inequality, people are so different that there is little incentive to make generalizations about humanity.

With over photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing — and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words.

Now it sellscopies a year, if mostly to disgruntled students. More important, they argued questions of government involving the relationship between church and state. Clarissa is. During the colonial period, the printing press was active in many areas, from Cambridge and Boston to New YorkPhiladelphiaand Annapolis.

After a successful rebellion against the motherland, America became the United States, a nation. And of course, of identity in a brand new old world.

The Autobiography] is letters in business garb. This is a volume for the literary enthusiast, the armchair traveler or the intrepid reader. Chapter Literary Characteristics of Democratic Centuries Americans have no real literature of their own; they always read English works.

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Religion is believed without discussion, because it has set its own limits so that laws and politics can change without affecting Literary opinion in America book. Chapter Some Characteristics Peculiar to Historians in Democratic Centuries Democratic historians tend to downplay the influence of individuals and relate everything to great general causes.

London printers published materials written by New England authors, so the body of American literature was larger than what was published in North America.

There is a distaste for accepting anything on the basis of authority, and they think that everything can be explained by human intelligence. Therefore authority also plays a part in intellectual and moral life. Mina herself is caught between the new Western world she loves and the deep traditional faith she cherishes, and Hayat is caught with her, his coming-of-age story tinged with desire and religion and an acute awareness of difference in all its forms.

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