Discoveries and Considerations

Papers on Early American Literature and Aesthetics Presented to Harold Jantz

Edited by Calvin Israel

Hardcover : 9780873953405, 216 pages, June 1976

Examines various aspects of the history and criticism of early American literature.


A collection of eight essays focusing on early American poetry, aesthetics, intellectual history, biography, and literary history. Poets of the American Baroque and selected seventeenth-century writers are analyzed, sources and influences on early American painting and theatre are explored, and finally, Thomas Morton is traced as a character and symbol in American literature. Announced for the first time is the discovery of a new and significant seventeenth-century American poet, David Dunster.