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"[A] wealth of relevant material for scholars...The Cambridge editors are to be commended for a Herculean labor, for which all those who work on Lawrence owe a huge debt of gratitude." Earl G. Ingersoll, SUNY College at Brockport
Studies in Classic American Literature, first published in 1923 and long out of print, provides a cross-section of Lawrence's writing on American literature, including landmark essays on Benjamin Franklin, Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. This volume offers the final 1923 version of the text in a newly corrected and uncensored form, as well as earlier, often very different, versions of many of the essays, and a host of other materials, including four different versions of Lawrence's pioneering essay on Whitman.See all Editorial Reviews
I read this is high school c. two score and eight years ago. It's not a book you forget.
Outstanding critique of classic American Literature.
Lawrence riffs like he's writing liner notes for a Bob Dylan album. Read more
I was required to purchase this book for class, but I am so glad I did because his witty quips about famous American literary figures were hilarious.Published 18 months ago by Kathryn Kuntz
If you are focusing on american literature beeing an american or a foreigner this book is absolutely necesary.
Moby Dick comment is vivid as the book itself
In this analysis of (not always) well-known classic US authors D. H. Lawrence gives his personal, but very revealing, view on the heart of the American soul, the old and the new... Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Luc REYNAERT
delightful. the essay on moby dick alone is worth the read. has stayed fresh in my memories for over 20 years. Read morePublished on December 17, 2006 by Kindle Customer
This passionate brief survey of American Literature contains much spontaneous flowing masterful and original writing. Read morePublished on June 4, 2006 by Shalom Freedman
This is a small book yet Lawrence's genius enables him to see big things in it, especially about those large writers like Melville he felt an affinity to. Read morePublished on October 20, 2004 by Shalom Freedman
Useful book to understand America.
And there's more to come....