Though the efficacy of literary biography has been widely contested by academic theorists, artention to the lives of authors remains an enduring fact of our literary history. Dedicated to Robert N. Hudspeth, editor of the Letters of Margaret Fuller and the Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau, the eleven essays in this collection address from a practitioner's perspective the relationship between American literary biography, documentation, and interpretation.Robinson a#39;s Farewell The decline of strict Separatism appears in the quietly censorious farewell letter of John Robinson, sent by the pastor from Holland to the Pilgrims as they waited to embark from England. The letter is one of the jewels ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lives Out of Letters|
|Author||:||Robert N. Hudspeth, Robert D. Habich|
|Publisher||:||Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2004|