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Classics of American Literature

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カタログ# : TC250
カテゴリー : 文学
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監督 : Arnold Weinstein: Brown Univ.
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制作国 : USA
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販社 : Teaching Company
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Absorbing great American writing?the classics?is a unique way to understand the history of this country and to add to our own personal estate of literary wealth. Classic stories and poems of American literature are found in the pages of Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Twain, Whitman, Faulkner, James, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Morrison, and many others. As Professor Arnold Weinstein reminds us: "American classics are wonderfully rich fare. America is a mythic land, a place with a sense of its own destiny and promise, a place that has experienced bloody wars to achieve that destiny. The events of American history shine forth in our classics." When was the last time you read them? Possibly not as recently as you'd like. Why? Not because you wouldn't love it. But perhaps the demands of your daily life or some other reason have prevented this pleasure. Now, here is the opportunity to gain an extraordinary familiarity with each of these authors within a manageable amount of time, as well as review the great works you may already know.

84 Lectures

    1Introduction to Classics of American Literature
    2Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography—The First American Story
    3 Washington Irving—The First American Storyteller
    4 Ralph Waldo Emerson Yesterday—America's Coming of Age
    5Emerson Today—Architect of American Values
    6 Emerson Tomorrow—Deconstructing Culture and Self
    7Henry David Thoreau—Countercultural Hero
    8Thoreau—Stylist and Humorist Extraordinaire
    9Walden—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
    10 Edgar Allan Poe
    11Poe—Ghost Writer
    12Poe's Legacy—The Self as “Haunted Palace”
    13Nathaniel Hawthorne and the American Past
    14The Scarlet Letter—Puritan Romance
    15Hawthorne's “A”—Interpretation and Semiosis
    16The Scarlet Letter—Political Tract or Psychological Study?
    17Hawthorne Our Contemporary
    18Herman Melville and the Making of Moby-Dick
    19The Biggest Fish Story of Them All
    20Ahab and the White Whale
    21Moby-Dick—Tragedy of Perspective
    22Melville's “Benito Cereno”—American (Mis)adventure at Sea
    23“Benito Cereno”—Theater of Power or Power of Theater?
    24Walt Whitman—The American Bard Appears
    25Whitman—Poet of the Body
    26Whitman—Poet of the City
    27Whitman—Poet of Death
    28 The Whitman Legacy
    29Uncle Tom's Cabin—The Unread Classic
    30Stowe's Representation of Slavery
    31Freedom and Art in Uncle Tom's Cabin
    32Emily Dickinson—In and Out of Nature
    33Dickinson's Poetry—Language and Consciousness
    34Dickinson—Devotee of Death
    35Dickinson—"Amherst's Madame de Sade"
    36Dickinson's Legacy
    37The Adventures of Tom Sawyer—American Paradise Regained
    38Huckleberry Finn—The Banned Classic
    39Huckleberry Finn—A Child's Voice, a Child's Vision
    40Huckleberry Finn, American Orphan
    41Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson—Black and White Charade
    42Henry James and the Novel of Perception
    43The Turn of the Screw—Do You Believe in Ghosts?
    44Turning the Screw of Interpretation
    45Stephen Crane and the Literature of War
    46The Red Badge of Courage—Brave New World
    47 Stephen Crane—Scientist of Human Behavior
    48Charlotte Perkins Gilman—War Against Patriarchy
    49“The Yellow Wallpaper”—Descent into Hell or Free at Last?
    50 Robert Frost and the Spirit of New England
    51Robert Frost—“At Home in the Metaphor”
    52 Robert Frost and the Fruits of the Earth
    53T.S. Eliot—Unloved Modern Classic
    54T.S. Eliot—“The Waste Land” and Beyond
    55F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby—American Romance
    56The Great Gatsby—A Story of Lost Illusions?
    57 Fitzgerald's Triumph—Writing the American Dream
    58Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises—Novel of the Lost Generation
    59The Sun Also Rises—Spiritual Quest
    60Ernest Hemingway—Wordsmith
    61Hemingway's The Garden of Eden—Female Desire Unleashed
    62The Garden of Eden—Combat Zone
    63William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury—The Idiot's Tale
    64The Sound and the Fury—Failed Rites of Passage
    65The Sound and the Fury—Signifying Nothing?
    66Absalom, Absalom!—Civil War Epic
    67Absalom, Absalom!—The Language of Love
    68Absalom, Absalom!—The Overpass to Love
    69The Grapes of Wrath—American Saga
    70John Steinbeck—Poet of the Little Man
    71The Grapes of Wrath—Reconceiving Self and Family
    72Invisible Man—Black Bildungsroman
    73Invisible Man—Reconceiving History and Race
    74Invisible Man—“What Did I Do, to Be So Black and Blue?”
    75Eugene O'Neill—Great God of American Theater
    76Long Day's Journey Into Night—There's No Place Like Home
    77Tennessee Williams—Managing Libido
    78A Streetcar Named Desire—The Death of Romance
    79Death of a Salesman—Death of an Ethos?
    80Death of a Salesman—Tragedy of the American Dream
    81Toni Morrison's Beloved—Dismembering and Remembering
    82Beloved—A Story of “Thick Love”
    83Beloved—Morrison's Writing of the Body
    84Conclusion to Classics of American Literature


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