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Author Leary, Lewis, 1906-1990.

Title Washington Irving
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 1963
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Description 1 online resource (48 pages)
Series University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers ; no. 25
University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers ; no. 25
Contents Washington Irving; Selected Bibliography
Summary With quick eye, ready tongue, and alert recognition of absurdities, Washington Irving sits quietly at both ends of the American literary spectrum -- an expatriate seeking reverently in Europe for sources of culture, but most effective in realizing American characters enmeshed in American ideals; and at the same time a native myth-maker who wove indigenous lore into comic tales which became fables. His country's first, but not her best, romantic historian; an early, but unsatisfying, impressionistic biographer; an exotic local colorist; a mildly boisterous, thigh-slapping, sidesplitting rural humorist;, a comic realist, a caricaturist. - p. 44
Analysis Authors, American 19th century Biography
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) Biography
Irving, Washington 1783-1859
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, American -- Biography
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 63062711
ISBN 0816602883
0816652120 (electronic bk.)
9780816652129 (electronic bk.)