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The American Puritan Elegy


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Februar 2015

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. Monuments enduring and otherwise; 2. Toward an anthropology of Puritan reading; 3. Weep for yourselves: the Puritan theology of mourning; 4. This potent fence: the holy sin of grief; 5. Lord, is it I?: Christic saints and apostolic mourners; 6. Diffusing all by pattern: the reading of saintly lives; Epilogue: Aestheticising loss; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

Pressestimmen

"Although one scarcely expects contemporary readers to show much interest in the multitude of formulaic death poems left behind by dead white (and mostly male) Puritans, Jeffery A. Hammond's study offers an impressively innovate approach to this subject matter." John Gatta Christianity and Literature "Never has thid body of peoms read so intensely and so well." Early American Literature: Volume 36 "Hammond's rich, erudite text is clearly addressed to academic peers...Hammond's achievement is considerable." American Literature
EAN: 9780521662451
ISBN: 0521662451
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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