Summary:American Elegy reconnects the study of early American poetry to the broadest currents of literary and cultural criticism. Max Cavitch begins by considering eighteenth-century elegists such as Franklin and Bradstreet. He then turns to elegy's adaptations during the Jacksonian age. Devoting unprecedented attention to the early African-American elegy, Cavitch sees in the poems the development of an African-American genealogical imagination.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 352 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-333) and index.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.