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A History of American Civil War Literature ed. by Coleman Hutchison (review)

A History of American Civil War Literature ed. by Coleman Hutchison (review) A History of American Civil War Literature. Edited by Coleman Hutchison. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. 357. Cloth, $89.99.) A History of American Civil War Literature consists of twenty-two essays written by different hands, and each of the essays has something to recommend it. Editor Coleman Hutchison has divided the essays into three groups, “Contexts,” “Genres,” and “Figures,” followed by an afterword. In the first group, Michael Winship’s “The American Book Trade and the Civil War” and Christopher Hanlon’s “The Transatlantic History of Civil War Literature” serve up fresh material on subjects not as familiar as those treated by neighboring essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe, the American Renaissance, and realism, though each of these neighbors has virtues, too. In the genres group, the not-so-predictable topics include periodical fic tion, ably discussed by Kathleen Diffley, and children’s literature, deftly ed by James Marten, while other essays look fruitfully at poetry and manag song, diaries, memoirs, and narrative histories. The third group, devoted to individual figures, roll-calls many of the usuals—Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Mary Chesnut, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren—but con ative Guard cludes with a newcomer, Natasha Trethewey, whose http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

A History of American Civil War Literature ed. by Coleman Hutchison (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 7 (1) – Jan 26, 2017

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Abstract

A History of American Civil War Literature. Edited by Coleman Hutchison. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. 357. Cloth, $89.99.) A History of American Civil War Literature consists of twenty-two essays written by different hands, and each of the essays has something to recommend it. Editor Coleman Hutchison has divided the essays into three groups, “Contexts,” “Genres,” and “Figures,” followed by an afterword. In the first group, Michael Winship’s “The American Book Trade and the Civil War” and Christopher Hanlon’s “The Transatlantic History of Civil War Literature” serve up fresh material on subjects not as familiar as those treated by neighboring essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe, the American Renaissance, and realism, though each of these neighbors has virtues, too. In the genres group, the not-so-predictable topics include periodical fic tion, ably discussed by Kathleen Diffley, and children’s literature, deftly ed by James Marten, while other essays look fruitfully at poetry and manag song, diaries, memoirs, and narrative histories. The third group, devoted to individual figures, roll-calls many of the usuals—Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Mary Chesnut, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren—but con ative Guard cludes with a newcomer, Natasha Trethewey, whose

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 26, 2017

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