American literature

“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: Introduction and Form

January 2, 2013
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Bradstreet is an outlier of most received literary groupings.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 2

March 26, 2012
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More, the poem’s resolution enables professors to flee its fragments without worry.

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Alfred Corn’s Transatlantic Bridge

February 20, 2012
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Poet, fiction writer, and critic Alfred Corn applies his special language skills to a comparison of the two dominant versions of the English language. The United States and Britain have been described as “divided by a common language,” but this guide will help speakers from both countries make their way in the other.

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A Truly Democratic Poetry

October 7, 2011
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American literature sprung truly from the soil of democracy would be lively, but unrefined, poor on rules of thumb, sacrificing refinement to vitality.

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