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Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition [electronic resource] / Lincoln Konkle.

By: Konkle, Lincoln.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 301 p.).ISBN: 0826264972 (electronic bk.); 9780826264978 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Criticism and interpretation | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Technique | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Religion | Taylor, Edward, 1642-1729 -- Influence | Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century | English language -- United States -- Rhetoric | Puritans -- New England -- Intellectual life | Christianity and literature -- United States | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Puritan movements in literature | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 | Taylor, Edward, 1642-1729 | Electronic books | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Critique et interpr�etation | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Technique | Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 -- Religion | Taylor, Edward, 1642-1729 -- Influence | Narration -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Anglais (Langue) -- �Etats-Unis -- Rh�etorique | Puritains -- Nouvelle-Angleterre -- Vie intellectuelle | Christianisme et litt�erature -- �Etats-Unis | Influence litt�eraire, artistique, etc | Puritanisme dans la litt�erature | DRAMA -- American | Wilder, Thornton, (1897-1975) -- Critique et interpr�etation | Wilder, Thornton, (1897-1975) -- Technique | Wilder, Thornton, (1897-1975) -- Religion | Taylor, Edward, (1642-1729) -- Influence | Puritains -- Dans la litt�erature | Puritains -- Nouvelle-Angleterre (�Etats-Unis)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thornton Wilder and the Puritan narrative tradition.DDC classification: 812/.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The first city : the continuity of Puritanism in American culture and literature from Taylor to Wilder -- Judgment day in the jazz age : eschatology and providence in Wilder's early plays and novels -- The Puritan's progress : typology and plain style in Wilder's 1930s drama and fiction -- Dramatic jeremiads : Wilder's revival of the Puritan rhetoric of crisis -- Cold war wilderness : the dark night of Wilder's Puritan soul -- Covenant reborn : Wilder's reaffirmation of the American errand -- Passing the torch : Thornton Wilder and his influence on American drama.
Summary: "Fresh examination of the works of Thornton Wilder emphasizing continuities in American literature from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Sees Wilder as a literary descendant of Edward Taylor who drew from the Puritan worldview and tradition. Includes indepth readings of Shadow of a Doubt, The Trumpet Shall Sound, and others"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Fresh examination of the works of Thornton Wilder emphasizing continuities in American literature from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Sees Wilder as a literary descendant of Edward Taylor who drew from the Puritan worldview and tradition. Includes indepth readings of Shadow of a Doubt, The Trumpet Shall Sound, and others"--Provided by publisher.

The first city : the continuity of Puritanism in American culture and literature from Taylor to Wilder -- Judgment day in the jazz age : eschatology and providence in Wilder's early plays and novels -- The Puritan's progress : typology and plain style in Wilder's 1930s drama and fiction -- Dramatic jeremiads : Wilder's revival of the Puritan rhetoric of crisis -- Cold war wilderness : the dark night of Wilder's Puritan soul -- Covenant reborn : Wilder's reaffirmation of the American errand -- Passing the torch : Thornton Wilder and his influence on American drama.

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