American Renaissance

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Seminal critical study by F. O. Matthiessen, published in 1941, analyzing Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman in their concern with the relation of the individual to society, conceptions of good and evil, attitudes toward nature, relations to their times, predecessors, and successors, relation to other arts, symbolism, and language.

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