ebook: Poems

Sprache - Englisch

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William Dean Howells's 'Poems' stands as an articulate expression of late 19th and early 20th-century American thought and sensibility. Presented by DigiCat Publishing in a meticulously reproduced format, the collection distinctly captures the transition from romanticism to realism, a literary movement Howells himself ardently advocated and contributed to. With its lyrical style and exploration of themes such as society, culture, and morality, the book offers a fascinating window into the nuanced literary context of the author's era, embodying the values and transformations within the intellectual tapestry of its time.
William Dean Howells, an esteemed figure in American literature, served as a pivotal contributor to literary realism and was a vocal proponent of social issues and political reform. His nuanced understanding of the complexities and contradictions of American society reverberates through his poetry. A central member of the literary community, Howells's friendships with Twain, James, and other literary giants, his editorial work, and his own prolific writing career all informed the depth and sensitivity found within the pages of 'Poems'.
The modern reader seeking to delve into the richness of American literary heritage will find 'Poems' by William Dean Howells a deeply rewarding read. DigiCat Publishing's commitment to preserving the legacy of world literature ensures that this edition offers both historical reverence and contemporary relevance. It beckons to those who appreciate poetry as a reflection of its time and an evergreen exploration of human experience. Scholars, students, and enthusiasts of classic American literature are encouraged to embrace this work and its distinguished place within the cultural canon.

About the Author

William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was a prominent American realist author and literary critic. His work offered a detailed portrayal of American life and its dilemmas in the late nineteenth century. Born on March 1, 1837, in Martinsville, now known as Martins Ferry, Ohio, Howells rose from modest beginnings to become an influential figure in the American literary scene. Known for his incisive social commentary and his pursuit of realism, Howells was a prolific writer, with 'Poems' being one of the many contributions to his extensive bibliography. His other noteworthy works include 'The Rise of Silas Lapham' and 'A Modern Instance', which explore themes of social class and moral conflict. Howells served as the editor of the prestigious Atlantic Monthly, where he advocated for new realist writers. His literary style reflected his belief in literature as a vehicle for social inquiry and change, making him a critical voice in the development of American literary realism. Howells was not only a novelist but also a playwright, critic, and autobiographer. His impact on American literature was recognized by his contemporaries, and his friendship with fellow writers Mark Twain and Henry James underscored his integral role in the literary community of his time.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 74 Pages

Filesize: 332.4 KB

ISBN: 8596547356998