Writing the American Classics

Writing the American Classics

Hardback (30 May 1990)

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Synopsis

This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature. Using biographical, cultural, and manuscript evidence, the contributors tell the ""stories of stories,"" plotting the often curious and always interesting ways in which notable American books took shape in a writer's mind.

The genetic approach taken in these essays derives from a curiosity, and sometimes a feeling of awe, about how a work of literature came to exist -- what motivated its creation, informed its vision, urged its completion. It is just that sort of wonder that first brings some people to love writers and their books.

Originally published in 1990.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780807818961
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 810.9
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 287
Weight: 612g
Height: 241mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 24mm