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Reading America Denis Donoghue

Reading America

Denis Donoghue

Published September 12th 1987
ISBN : 9780394559391
Hardcover
320 pages
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Here is a selection by the distinguished critic of his essays and commentaries on American writing and writers, from Emerson and Whitman through Auden and Ashbery. Denis Donoghue examines the canon in the light of what he takes to be the centralMoreHere is a selection by the distinguished critic of his essays and commentaries on American writing and writers, from Emerson and Whitman through Auden and Ashbery. Denis Donoghue examines the canon in the light of what he takes to be the central dynamic of the American enterprise—the imperatives of a powerful national past versus the subversions of an irrevocably anarchic spirit.