A history of Virginia literature by Kevin J. Hayes

By Kevin J. Hayes

A heritage of Virginian Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems on the improvement of literary tradition in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. Divided into 4 major components, this heritage examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil battle Virginia, and sleek Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, promoting literature, technology fiction, and slave narratives. prime students additionally dedicate designated awareness to a number of significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This booklet is of pivotal value to the advance of yank literature and of yank experiences extra mostly

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