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This expansive spouse deals a collection of clean views at the wealth of texts produced in and round what's now the United States.* Highlights the varied voices that represent American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, neighborhood writing, literature of our surroundings, and extra* Demonstrates that American literature used to be multicultural ahead of Europeans arrived at the continent, or even extra so thereafter* deals 3 distinctive paradigms for brooding about American literature, concentrating on: genealogies of yankee literary examine; writers and concerns; and modern theories and practices* allows scholars and researchers to generate richer, extra assorted and extra entire readings of yank literature
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Elliott, 1991b: 25) New Spain and New France: A Literature of Conquest and Survival Between 1500 and 1800, the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and, after 1607, the English also, competed vigorously to gain control of vast areas of the Americas. The Portuguese discovered the extraordinary potential for mining gold and other precious stones and metals in the territories that under their rule became Brazil. The French established colonies in what would become Canada and New England, the Great Lakes regions, Florida, and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
In Philadelphia, Brown attended the Belles Lettres Club where he shared his work with other writers, and he went on to publish an extraordinary series of novels in the 1790s that in many ways forecast the literary techniques and themes that later appear in the works of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville. Joel Barlow of Hartford, Connecticut, joined with a group of young authors, later called the “Connecticut Wits,” to produce a series of newspaper articles collected under the title of The Anarchiad to celebrate the triumph of political chaos and to try to awaken the politicians to exercise more control and good sense.
Except for sermons, religious tracts, conversion narratives, and spiritual autobiographies, the only legitimate use of literary expression should be in religious instruction, as in the famous allegorical Puritan work, Pilgrim’s Progress (1678) by the English Puritan John Bunyan, or the long narrative poem for children, The Day of Doom (1662), by the New England poet Michael Wigglesworth. While the sheer volume of written works produced in New England in the seventeenth century was considerable, most of the texts were of a religious nature.