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Bercovitch, Sacvan

Overview
Works: 124 works in 724 publications in 2 languages and 17,372 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Literatures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Redactor, Collector, Interviewer
Classifications: PS92, 810.9
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Most widely held works by Sacvan Bercovitch
The American jeremiad by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Sacvan Bercovitch's The American Jeremiad first appeared in 1978, it was hailed as a landmark study of dissent and cultural formation in America, from the Puritans' writings through the major literary works of the antebellum era. For this long-awaited anniversary edition, Bercovitch has written a deeply thoughtful and challenging new preface that reflects on his classic study of the role of the political sermon, or jeremiad, in America from a contemporary perspective, while assessing developments in the field of American studies and the culture at large."--Project Muse
The Puritan origins of the American self by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

45 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errata slip inserted. Includes bibliographical references and index
The Cambridge history of American literature( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-volume history of American literature
The American Puritan imagination; essays in revaluation by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing American literary history( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and classic American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The office of the Scarlet letter by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typology and early American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rites of assent : transformations in the symbolic construction of America by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rites of Assent examines the cultural strategies through which ""America"" served as a vehicle simultaneously for diversity and cohesion, fusion and fragmentation. Taking an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach, The Rites of Assent traces the meanings and purposes of ""America"" back to the colonial typology of mission, and specifically (in chapters on Puritan rhetoric, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and the movement from Revival to Revolution) to the legacy of early New England
Poetry and criticism 1900-1950 by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fullest account to date of American poetry and literary criticism in the Modernist period. Andrew Dubois and Frank Lentricchia examine the work of Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens. They show how the conditions of literary production in a democratic, market-driven society forced the boldest of the Modernists to try to reconcile their need for commercial remuneration with their knowledge that their commitment to high art might never pay. Irene Ramalho Santos broadens the scope of the poetic scene through attention to a wide diversity of writers - with special emphasis on writers including Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, and Langston Hughes. William Cain traces both the rise of an internationalist academic aesthetics and the process by which the study of a distinctive national literature was instituted. Considered together, these three narratives convey the astonishing Modernist poetic achievement in its full cultural, institutional, and aesthetic complexity
The Cambridge history of American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume VII of the Cambridge History of American Literature examines a broad range of American literature of the past half-century, revealing complex relations to changes in society. Christopher Bigsby discusses American dramatists from Tennessee Williams to August Wilson, showing how innovations in theatre anticipated a world of emerging countercultures and provided America with an alternative view of contemporary life. Morris Dickstein describes the condition of rebellion in fiction from 1940 to 1970, linking writers as diverse as James Baldwin and John Updike. John Burt examines writers of the American South, describing the tensions between modernization and continued entanglements with the past. Wendy Steiner examines the postmodern fictions since 1970, and shows how the questioning of artistic assumptions has broadened the canon of American literature. Finally, Cyrus Patell highlights the voices of Native American, Asian American, Chicano, gay and lesbian writers, often marginalized but here discussed within and against a broad set of national traditions
The Cambridge history of American literature. 1910-1950 by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6 of The Cambridge History of American Literature explores the emergence and flowering of modernism in the United States. David Minter provides a cultural history of the American novel from the 'lyric years' to World War I, through post-World War I disillusionment, to the consolidation of the Left in response to the mire of the Great Depression. Rafia Zafar tells the story of the Harlem Renaissance, detailing the artistic accomplishments of such diverse figures as Zora Neal Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Richard Wright. Werner Sollors examines canonical texts as well as popular magazines and hitherto unknown immigrant writing from the period. Taken together these narratives cover the entire range of literary prose written in the first half of the twentieth century, offering a model of literary history for our times, focusing as they do on the intricate interplay between text and context
The Cambridge history of American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers a pivotal era in the formation of American identity. Four leading scholars connect the literature with the massive historical changes then underway
The Cambridge history of American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of a comprehensive history of American literature covers the colonial and early national periods, discussing authors ranging from Renaissance explorers to the poets and novelists of the new republic
The Cambridge history of American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first complete narrative history of nineteenth-century American poetry. Barbara Packer explores the neoclassical and satiric forms mastered by the early Federalist poets; the creative reaches of once-celebrated, and still compelling, poets like Longfellow and Whittier; the distinctive lyric forms developed by Emerson and the Transcendentalists. Shira Wolosky provides a new perspective on the achievement of female poets of the period, as well as a close appreciation of African-American poets, including the collective folk authors of the Negro spirituals. She also illuminates the major works of the period, from Poe through Melville and Crane, to Whitman and Dickinson. The authors of this volume discuss this extraordinary literary achievement both in formal terms and in its sustained engagement with changing social and cultural conditions. In doing so they recover and elucidate American poetry of the nineteenth century for our twenty-first century pleasure, profit, and renewed study
The Cambridge history of American literature by Cyrus R. K Patell( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is a social, cultural, intellectual and aesthetic account of the American literary Renaissance
The Cambridge history of American literature. 1940-1995 by Sacvan Bercovitch( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the broad spectrum of new and established directions in all branches of American writing, and includes the work of scholars and critics who have shaped, and who continue to shape, what has become a major area of literary scholarship
The Cambridge history of American literature by Sacvan Bercovitch( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fullest and richest account of the American Renaissance available in any literary history. The narratives in this volume made for a four-fold perspective on literature: social, cultural, intellectual and aesthetic. Michael D. Bell describes the social conditions of the literary vocation that shaped the growth of a professional literature in the United States. Eric Sundquist draws upon broad cultural patterns: his account of the writings of exploration, slavery, and the frontier is an interweaving of disparate voices, outlooks and traditions. Barbara L. Packer's sources come largely from intellectual history: the theological and philosophical controversies that prepared the way for transcendentalism. Jonathan Arac's categories are formalist: he sees the development of antebellum fiction as a dialectic of prose genres, the emergence of a literary mode out of the clash of national, local and personal forms. Together, these four narratives constitute a basic reassessment of American prose-writing between 1820 and 1865. It is an achievement that will remain authoritative for our time and that will set new directions for coming decades in American literary scholarship
Novels and other writings by Nathanael West( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six works by Nathanael West
Prose writing 1910-1950( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6 of The Cambridge History of American Literature explores the emergence and flowering of modernism in the United States. David Minter provides a cultural history of the American novel from the 'lyric years' to World War I, through post-World War I disillusionment, to the consolidation of the Left in response to the mire of the Great Depression. Rafia Zafar tells the story of the Harlem Renaissance, detailing the artistic accomplishments of such diverse figures as Zora Neal Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Richard Wright. Werner Sollors examines canonical texts as well as popular magazines and hitherto unknown immigrant writing from the period. Taken together these narratives cover the entire range of literary prose written in the first half of the twentieth century, offering a model of literary history for our times, focusing as they do on the intricate interplay between text and context
 
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The American jeremiad
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The Puritan origins of the American selfThe Cambridge history of American literatureThe American Puritan imagination; essays in revaluationReconstructing American literary historyIdeology and classic American literatureThe office of the Scarlet letterThe rites of assent : transformations in the symbolic construction of AmericaPoetry and criticism 1900-1950
Alternative Names
Bercovič, Sacvan 1933-

Sacvan Bercovitch Canadian academic

Беркович, Сэквэн

Languages
English (548)

Czech (1)