The American Adam : innocence, tragedy, and tradition in the nineteenth century

by R.W.B. Lewis

Intellectual history is viewed in this book as a series of "great conversations"--dramatic dialogues in which a culture's spokesmen wrestle with the leading questions of their times. In nineteenth-century America the great argument centered about De Crevecoeur's "new man," the American, an innocent Adam in a bright new world dissociating himself from the historic past. Mr. Lewis reveals this vital preoccupation as a pervasive, transforming ingredient of the American mind, illuminating history and theology as well as art, shaping the consciousness of lesser thinkers as fully as it shaped the giants of the age. He traces the Adamic theme in the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Henry James, and others, and in an Epilogue he exposes their continuing spirit in the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, J. D. Salinger, and Saul Bellow.

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書名 The American Adam : innocence, tragedy, and tradition in the nineteenth century
著作者等 Lewis, R. W. B.
Lewis R.W.B.
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1955
ページ数 v, 200 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0226476812
0226476804
NCID BA32523272
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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