Writers of the American Renaissance : An A-to-Z GuideISBN: 031332140X;
Book DescriptionThe American literary canon has undergone revision and expansion in recent years, and our notions of the 19th-century renaissance have been reevaluated. Mainstream anthologies have been revised to reflect the expanding literary canon, yetresources for readers have remained widely scattered. This book expands earlier definitions of the 19th-century American Renaissance as represented by canonical writers such as Emerson and Poe, covering writers who published popular fiction and dominatedthe literary marketplace of the day. Included is generous coverage of women writers and writers of color.
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