New PDF release: A History of Virginia Literature

By Kevin J. Hayes

A heritage of Virginia Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems to be on the improvement of literary tradition in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. Divided into 4 major elements, this background examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil warfare Virginia, and smooth Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, promoting literature, technological know-how fiction, and slave narratives. prime students additionally commit unique recognition to a number of significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This publication is of pivotal significance to the advance of yankee literature and of yankee experiences extra generally.

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