The American Puritan elegy : a literary and cultural study / Jeffrey A. Hammond

Author(s): Hammond, Jeffrey
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Subjects: Elegiac poetry, American--History and criticism
American poetry--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--History and criticism
American poetry--Puritan authors--History and criticism
American poetry--New England--History and criticism
Literature and anthropology--New England--History
Christianity and literature--New England--History
Puritans--New England--Intellectual life
Death in literature
Grief in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture [123]
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xv, 264 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. Monuments enduring and otherwise 11
2. Toward an anthropology of Puritan reading 42
3. Weep for yourselves: the Puritan theology of mourning 69
4. This potent fence: the holy sin of grief 101
5. Lord, is it I?: Christic saints and apostolic mourners 135
6. Diffusing all by pattern: the reading of saintly lives 169
Epilogue: Aestheticizing loss 205
Notes 211
Works cited 240
Index 256
Notes: LCCN: 99016898
ISBN: 0521662451
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-255) and index
OCLC Number: 41564974
ISBN/ISSN: 0521662451