Labor Into Art : The Theme of Work in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, (1991). Jacket design by Mary Primeau. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with title stamped in silver onto spine, 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. [x], 1-170, notes, bibliography, index. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. New / New. Item #2959
From the front flap "David Sprague Herreshoff examines the writings of five major nineteenth-century American figures to discover how they developed the theme of work and how they show work giving shape to life. Herreshoff selects Thoreau, Melville, Dickinson, Douglass, and Whitman not only because they shared the American experience in the same era but also because each had distinctive experiences in working for a living.". An uncommon look at American Literature, focusing great minds through the lens of the common workingman.
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