Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America

Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America

Jay Parini


during this energetic exploration of America’s highbrow history, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the existence and occasions of 13 books that assisted in shaping the yankee psyche.
 
Moving nimbly among the nice watersheds in American letters—including Walden, Huckleberry Finn, The Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road—Parini demonstrates how those books entered American existence and changed how we predict and act on the planet. An immensely readable and colourful paintings of cultural heritage, Promised Land exposes the wealthy literary beginning of our tradition, and is certain to attract all booklet fanatics and scholars of the yank personality alike.

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