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The Complete Stories of William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant; Frank Gado, ed.




Antoca
2014 • 336 pp. 6 x 9"
Short Stories - Single Author / Literary Collections - American / Literary Criticism - American

$27.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-569-5
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-568-8

$26.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-570-1

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Bryant’s stories, most never previously reprinted, accompanied by their first critical consideration

William Cullen Bryant wrote short stories? Indeed he did, and this volume collects and evaluates them for the first time.

During the seven years before the 1832 British publication of Poems firmly established his reputation as a poet in the U.S., Bryan became a key figure in New York City's circle of fiction writers. His tales compare favorably with those of his contemporary Washington Irving, and his varied experiments in a new genre anticipate future developments by half a century and more.

Gado’s previous book presented Bryant as a major exponent of American literary nationalism and the prime antecedent of Whitman and Frost; here, he retrieves a body of short fiction from the fringe of oblivion and both shines a light on the neglected decade preceding Poe and Hawthorne and examines Bryant’s tales as part of that history.
 
"Frank Gado’s first-rate selection of William Cullen Bryant’s poetry and prose and his persuasive essays on Bryant’s contribution to American prosody and culture restore [him] to his rightful place in American literary history as the philosophical poet too long overlooked. An essential volume."
—Brenda Wineapple, White Heat and Ecstatic Nation

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“A revelation! Gado reminds us of how much of literary history we don’t know, and of how much that we think we know is mistaken.”—Herbert F. West, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech

“Frank Gado’s first-rate selection of William Cullen Bryant’s poetry and prose and his persuasive essays on Bryant’s contribution to American prosody and culture restore [him] to his rightful place in American literary history as the philosophical poet too long overlooked. An essential volume.”—Brenda Wineapple



FRANK GADO, professor emeritus of American literature, has written on Charles Brockden Brown’s Arthur Mervyn, James Kirke Paulding, Poe’s paternity, and Sherwood Anderson. In addition to his books on Bryant, he is the author of The Passion of Ingmar Bergman. His chapter on the first third of the 19th century appears in the Cambridge History of American Poetry, to be published this year.



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