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Puritan Poets and Poetics

Seventeenth-Century American Poetry in Theory and Practice

Edited by Peter White
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, United States
Published: 1st Oct 1990
Dimensions: w 165mm h 241mm d 32mm
Weight: 748g
ISBN-10: 0271004134
ISBN-13: 9780271004136
Barcode No: 9780271004136
The first comprehensive and integrated critical survey of colonial American poetry, this book focuses on the New England Puritans, who produced the most notable poets, relating them contextually to writers of the Middle Atlantic and Southern colonies and to their European forebears.Following a general introduction by the editor, the book's three parts present: first, the social and aesthetic context in which the poets worked; second, the individual achievements of nine of the most successful poets; thin the varied forms the poets used sacred and profane, serious and humorous, formal and informal.

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