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The Viking Portable Library American Literature Survey
The Viking Portable Library American Literature Survey Author:Stern, Milton R. and Seymour L. Gross, eds. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded — The Viking Portable Library — AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY — Edited by Milton R. Stern, University of Connecticut and Seymour L. Gross, The University of Detroit — *Colonial and Federal to 1800 — **The American Romantics 1800-1860 — ***Nation and Region 1860-1900 — ****The Twentieth Century — "...we think that there i... more »s a unifying identity in our cultural and intellectual production that is a deliberate dramatization of our total history. It is from this necessary and sensible orientation, as it seems to us, that we see the iconoclasm of the American writer as a major feature in our literature. What he expresses is a whole-voiced rejection of trammeling orthodoxies, conformities, hypocrisies, and delusions, wherever and whenever they are seen on the national landscape. Keeping that spirit in mind, we offer...selections from American literature as a record of the continuing exploration that develops into and still speaks to our moment in time."
-from the General Introduction by the Editors
Cover design by James and Ruth McCrea
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