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- DescriptionIn this lively exploration of America s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, velist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters including Walden, Huckleberry Finn, The Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. An immensely readable and vibrant work of cultural history, Promised Land exposes the rich literary foundation of our culture, and is sure to appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike.
- Author BiographyJay Parini, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels include The Apprentice Lover, Benjamin s Crossing, andThe Last Station (now a major motion picture). His fifth volume of poetry was The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems (2005). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, in addition to The Art of Teaching (2005)andWhy Poetry Matters (2008). His reviews and essays appear frequently in major periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Guardian. He lives in Vermont.
- Author(s)Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
- PublisherBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- Date of Publication15/02/2010
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2010
- ImprintAnchor Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight277 g
- Width131 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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