Publisher description for The chief glory of every people; essays on classic American writers. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli.
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The twelve original essays, written for this volume, appraise our classic American writers and in so doing give fresh insight into the state of American literature today. The writers discussed are: James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, John Dewey, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, Washington Irving, Herman Melville, William Gilmore Simms, Henry Thoreau, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.