The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1708 Friday, 8 October 1999.
Date: Thursday, 07 Oct 1999 13:41:47 -0400
Subject: Commercial Announcement from Ashgate Publishing Company
"Americans on Shakespeare, 1776-1914" and "The Shakespearean
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AMERICANS on SHAKESPEARE, 1776-1994
Edited by Peter Rawlings
Shakespeare is "the great author of America" declared James Fenimore
Cooper in 1828. The ambiguous resonance of this claim is fully borne
out in this collection of writings on Shakespeare by over forty
prominent Americans. Featured writers include Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Abraham Lincoln,
Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. The essays -- many of which are reprinted
here for the first time and arranged in chronological order-provide a
fascinating conspectus of American attitudes to Shakespeare and chart
the emergence of an American literary tradition and the gradual
appropriation of Shakespeare as part of the American search for cultural
ISBN 1-84014-664-3 1999 576 pp. Hardback
LIST PRICE: $78.95 /