Sacvan Bercovitch


The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century Poetry, 1800-1910
Sacvan Bercovitch (Times Mirror Distinguished Fellow, 1994-95)

The contributors to this volume discuss the extraordinary literary achievement of nineteenth century American poetry in its social and cultural contexts. Key contributions explore the early Federalist poets; the achievements of Longfellow and Whittier; and the distinctive lyric forms developed by Emerson and the Transcendentalists.