Importance of Place in the American Literature of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Adams, Crane, and Faulkner American Writers, American Culture, and the American Dream

Author: Deamer, Robert
Studies American writers, American culture, and the American dream in terms of myths of region, as dramatized in the lives and writings of major American authors. Place-myths are made to come alive by showing how they are dramatized in these authors' lives and the writings. The final section of the book focuses on the equally important American sense or experience of the loss of place.


"Without a doubt, this book ought to be on the reading list of every serious student of American literature. It provides a unique framework by which to evaluate some of the great classics in American literature. The book offers, as well, some fresh insights into the works themselves. In short, it represents a fine piece of scholarship." - Michael Hamann in Intermission