The Poetry of Mourning From the Puritans to WhitmanBook - 2007
'American Elegy' is the history of a diverse people's poetic experience of mourning and of mortality's challenge to creative living. By telling this history in political, psychological, and aesthetic terms, this book reconnects the study of early American poetry to the broadest currents of literary and cultural criticism.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2007
Characteristics: viii, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Poetry of mourning from the Puritans to Whitman