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by Sacvan Bercovitch

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 28, 1974)
Pages: 276 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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Over the last two decades a major revaluation has been taking place of the colonial Puritan imagination

Over the last two decades a major revaluation has been taking place of the colonial Puritan imagination. With the growth of interest in early American literature has come increasing recognition of its quality and a better understanding of its place in the continuity of American culture. This item: American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

About the author (1974). Bibliographic information. American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation. Sacvan Bercovitch, who is a professor at Harvard University, is probably the most influential critic in American studies today. Tracing the function of rhetoric in American writing from the Puritans through the nineteenth century, Bercovitch has argued that the persuasiveness of rhetoric is in proportion to its capacity to help people act in history. Compiled by. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge University Press, 1974.

The veiled vision: the role of aesthetics in early American intellectual history, Grabo, . Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index. This book contains penmarks.

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Sacvan Bercovitch, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American literature at. .Among his many books are The Puritan Origins of the American Self, Th. Cabot Professor of American literature at Harvard University from 1984 to 2001, is perhaps the most influential and prominent Americanist and literary and cultural critic of his generation. Bercovitch's interpretation of the Puritan rhetoric and imagination is considered as the most important innovation after Perry Miller in early American literature studies and in American studies. Among his many books are The Puritan Origins of the American Self, The American Jeremiad, and The Rites of Assent: the Symbolic Construction of America.

ed. The American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation. ed. Typology and Early American Literature. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. Berens, John . rovidence and Patriotism in Early America, 1640–1815. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978. Bloch, Ruth . isionary Republic: Millennial Themes in American Thought, 1756–1800.

The American puritan imagination: Essays in revaluation. Cambridge University Press. A people blinded from Birth: American history according to Sacvan Bercovitch. The Journal of American History, 78(3), 949-971.

Over the last two decades a major revaluation has been taking place of the colonial Puritan imagination. With the growth of interest in early American literature has come increasing recognition of its quality and a better understanding of its place in the continuity of American culture. However, much of the best critical work to date has been published as articles in scholarly journals, and in bringing together for the first time the best work in this growing field the present anthology fills a number of important needs. It is at once a valuabale and accessible introduction for students, a summing-up of a new enterprise, and a guide for further studies.