Table of contents for New England literary culture from revolution through renaissance / Lawrence Buell.

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Part I. Four Overviews: 1. Theoretical premises
2. A narrative overview of New England's literary development
3. Marketplace, ethos, practice: the Antebellum literary situation
4. Neoclassical continuities: the early national era and the New England literary tradition
Part II. Three Representative Genres: 5. New England Poetics: Emerson, Dickinson, and others
6. New England oratory from Everett to Emerson
7. Literary scripturism
Part III. Reinventing Puritanism: the New England Historical Imagination: 8. The concept of puritan ancestry
9. The politics of historiography
10. Fictionalizing puritan history: some problems and approaches
11. Hawthorne and Stowe as rival interpreters of New England Puritanism
Part IV. New England as a Country of the Imagination: The Spirit of Place: 12. The cultural landscape in regional poetry and prose
13. The village as icon
14. Lococentrism from Dwight to Thoreau
15. Comic grotesque
16. Provincial Gothic: Hawthorne, Stoddard, and others
Appendix. Vital statistics: a quantitative analysis of authorship as a profession in New England.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: American literature New England History and criticism, Authors, American Homes and haunts New England, Puritan movements in literature, New England In literature, New England Civilization, Puritans New England