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The Resource American poetry : The nineteenth century, [John Hollander, editor]

American poetry : The nineteenth century, [John Hollander, editor]

Label
American poetry : The nineteenth century
Title
American poetry
Title remainder
The nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
[John Hollander, editor]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In nineteenth-century America, poetry was, part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveals the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These two volumes reassess America's poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. This second volume follows the evolution of American poetry from the monumental mid-century achievements of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson to the modernist stirrings of Stephen Crane and Edwin Arlington Robinson. The cataclysm of the Civil War - reflected in fervent antislavery protests, in marching songs and poetic calls to arms, and in muted post bellum expressions of grief and reconciliation - ushered in a period of accelerating change and widening regional perspectives. Among the unfamiliar pleasures to be savored in this volume are the penetrating meditations of the reclusive Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the eloquent lyricism of Emma Lazarus, the mournful, superbly crafted fine simple verse of Trumbull Stickney. Here too are the pioneering African-American poets (Frances Harper, Albery Allson Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar); popular humorists (James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field); writers embodying America's newfound cosmopolitanism (Edith Wharton, George Santayana); and extravagant self-mythologizing figures who could have existed nowhere else, like the actress Adah Isaacs Menken and the frontier poet Joaquin Miller. Parodies, dialect poems, song lyrics, and children's verse evoke the liveliness of an era when poetry was accessible to all. Here are poems that played a crucial role in American public life, whether to arouse the national conscience (Edwin Markham's "The Man with the Hoe") or to memorialize the golden age of the national pastime (Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat"). An entire section of this volume is devoted to American Indian poetry in nineteenth-century versions, making available - some for the first time since their initial publication - an astonishing range of translations and adaptations: Ojibwa healing rituals, the songs of the Ghost Dance religion, Zuni mythological narratives, chants from the Kwakiutl Winter Ceremonial. Also included is a generous selection from America's rich heritage of anonymous folk songs, ballads, and hymns. Unprecedented in its textual authority, the anthology includes newly researched biographical sketches of each poet, a year-by-year chronology of poets and poetry from 1800 to 1900, and extensive notes
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.308
Index
index present
LC call number
PS607
LC item number
.A56 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
66-67
Label
American poetry : The nineteenth century, [John Hollander, editor]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
V. 1 -- Philip Freneau to Walt Whitman -- Philip Freneau -- Joel Barlow -- Manoah Bodman -- John Quincy Adams -- James Kirke Paulding -- Clement Moore -- Francis Scott Key -- Washington Allston -- John Pierpont -- Samuel Woodworth -- Richard Henry Dana -- Richard Henry Wilde -- Fitz-Greene Halleck -- John Howard Payne -- Lydia Huntley Sigourney -- John Neal -- Carlos Wilcox -- William Cullen Byrant -- Maria Gowen Brooks -- Joseph Rodman Drake -- James Gates Percival -- George Moses Horton -- Samuel Henry Dickson -- A. Bronson Alcott -- Thomas Cole -- Edward Coote Pinkney -- George Pope Morris -- Lydia Maria Child -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Sarah Helen Whitman -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Nathaniel Parker Willis -- William Gilmore Simms -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- John Greenleaf Whittier -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Abraham Lincoln -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Thomas Holley Chivers -- Fanny Kemble -- Margaret Fuller -- Edmund Hamilton Sears -- Christopher Pearse Cranch -- Charles Timothy Brooks -- Jones Very -- Epes Sargent -- Daniel Decatur Emmett -- Philip Pendleton Cooke -- Josiah D. Canning -- Henry David Thoreau -- Cornelius Mathews -- William Ellery Channing -- William Wetmore Story -- James Russell Lowell -- Julia Ward Howe -- Josiah Gilbert Holland -- Thomas Dunn English -- Walt Whitman -- V. 2. Herman Melville to Stickney, American Indian poetry, Folk songs and spirituals -- Herman Melville -- Henry Howard Brownell -- Alice Cary -- John Henry Hopkins -- Frederick Goodard Tuckerman -- Maria White Lowell -- James Monroe Whitfield -- Thomas Buchanan Read -- George Henry Boker -- James Mathewes Legaré -- George Boyer Vashon -- Charles Godfrey Leland -- Phoebe Cary -- Bayard Taylor -- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Stephen Foster -- Robert Lowry -- Rose Terry Cooke -- Francis Miles Finch -- John Rollin Ridge -- John Townsend Trowbridge -- Henry Timrod -- Paul Hamilton Hayne -- Helen Hunt Jackson -- Emily Dickinson -- Benjamin Paul Blood -- Elizabeth Akers Allen -- Henry Clay Work -- Edmund Clarence Stedman -- John James Piatt -- Augusta Cooper Bristol -- Adah Isaacs Menken -- Mark Twain -- Phillips Brooks -- Bret Harate -- Sarah Morgan Piatt -- William Dean Howells -- Forceythe Willson -- Joaquin Miller -- Abram Joseph Ryan -- William Reed Huntington -- John Hay -- Henry Adams -- James Ryder Randall -- Constance Fenimore Woolson -- Edward Rowland Sill -- Charles Edward Carryl -- Sidney Lanier -- Ambrose Bierce -- Richard Watson Gilder -- George Washsington Cable -- John Banister Tabb -- Emma Lazarus -- Sarah Orne Jewett -- James Whitcomb Riley -- Eugene Field -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox -- Rose Hartwick Thorpe -- Albery Allson Whitman -- Edwin Markham -- Ernest Fenollosa -- James A. Bland -- Lizette Woodworth Reese -- Katharine Lee Bates -- Clinton Scollard -- Hamlin Garland -- Harriet Monroe -- Louise Imogen Guiney -- Edith Wharton -- John Jay Chapman -- George Santayana -- Stuart Merrill -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer -- Richard Hovey -- Madison Cawein -- Gelett Burgess -- William Vaughn Moody -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Stephen Crane -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Alexander L. Posey -- George Cabot Lodge -- Trumbull Stickney -- 19th-century versions of American Indian poetry -- Folk songs and spirituals
Control code
35924
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780940450608
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
93010702
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27974734
  • (OCoLC)27974734
Label
American poetry : The nineteenth century, [John Hollander, editor]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
V. 1 -- Philip Freneau to Walt Whitman -- Philip Freneau -- Joel Barlow -- Manoah Bodman -- John Quincy Adams -- James Kirke Paulding -- Clement Moore -- Francis Scott Key -- Washington Allston -- John Pierpont -- Samuel Woodworth -- Richard Henry Dana -- Richard Henry Wilde -- Fitz-Greene Halleck -- John Howard Payne -- Lydia Huntley Sigourney -- John Neal -- Carlos Wilcox -- William Cullen Byrant -- Maria Gowen Brooks -- Joseph Rodman Drake -- James Gates Percival -- George Moses Horton -- Samuel Henry Dickson -- A. Bronson Alcott -- Thomas Cole -- Edward Coote Pinkney -- George Pope Morris -- Lydia Maria Child -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Sarah Helen Whitman -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Nathaniel Parker Willis -- William Gilmore Simms -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- John Greenleaf Whittier -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Abraham Lincoln -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Thomas Holley Chivers -- Fanny Kemble -- Margaret Fuller -- Edmund Hamilton Sears -- Christopher Pearse Cranch -- Charles Timothy Brooks -- Jones Very -- Epes Sargent -- Daniel Decatur Emmett -- Philip Pendleton Cooke -- Josiah D. Canning -- Henry David Thoreau -- Cornelius Mathews -- William Ellery Channing -- William Wetmore Story -- James Russell Lowell -- Julia Ward Howe -- Josiah Gilbert Holland -- Thomas Dunn English -- Walt Whitman -- V. 2. Herman Melville to Stickney, American Indian poetry, Folk songs and spirituals -- Herman Melville -- Henry Howard Brownell -- Alice Cary -- John Henry Hopkins -- Frederick Goodard Tuckerman -- Maria White Lowell -- James Monroe Whitfield -- Thomas Buchanan Read -- George Henry Boker -- James Mathewes Legaré -- George Boyer Vashon -- Charles Godfrey Leland -- Phoebe Cary -- Bayard Taylor -- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Stephen Foster -- Robert Lowry -- Rose Terry Cooke -- Francis Miles Finch -- John Rollin Ridge -- John Townsend Trowbridge -- Henry Timrod -- Paul Hamilton Hayne -- Helen Hunt Jackson -- Emily Dickinson -- Benjamin Paul Blood -- Elizabeth Akers Allen -- Henry Clay Work -- Edmund Clarence Stedman -- John James Piatt -- Augusta Cooper Bristol -- Adah Isaacs Menken -- Mark Twain -- Phillips Brooks -- Bret Harate -- Sarah Morgan Piatt -- William Dean Howells -- Forceythe Willson -- Joaquin Miller -- Abram Joseph Ryan -- William Reed Huntington -- John Hay -- Henry Adams -- James Ryder Randall -- Constance Fenimore Woolson -- Edward Rowland Sill -- Charles Edward Carryl -- Sidney Lanier -- Ambrose Bierce -- Richard Watson Gilder -- George Washsington Cable -- John Banister Tabb -- Emma Lazarus -- Sarah Orne Jewett -- James Whitcomb Riley -- Eugene Field -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox -- Rose Hartwick Thorpe -- Albery Allson Whitman -- Edwin Markham -- Ernest Fenollosa -- James A. Bland -- Lizette Woodworth Reese -- Katharine Lee Bates -- Clinton Scollard -- Hamlin Garland -- Harriet Monroe -- Louise Imogen Guiney -- Edith Wharton -- John Jay Chapman -- George Santayana -- Stuart Merrill -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer -- Richard Hovey -- Madison Cawein -- Gelett Burgess -- William Vaughn Moody -- Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Stephen Crane -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Alexander L. Posey -- George Cabot Lodge -- Trumbull Stickney -- 19th-century versions of American Indian poetry -- Folk songs and spirituals
Control code
35924
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780940450608
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
93010702
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27974734
  • (OCoLC)27974734

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