American Religious Poems

American Religious Poems

An Anthology

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
No more profound and intimate expression of America’s spiritual life can be found than the work of its poets. From Anne Bradstreet to the Beats, from Native American chant and Shaker hymnody to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, religion and spirituality have always been central to American poetry. In this unique anthology, world-renowned scholar Harold Bloom weaves a tapestry from the many strands of American religious experience and practice: the searching meditations of Puritan pioneers, the evangelical fervor of the Great Awakenings, the mystical currents of Transcendentalism, the diverse influences of the world religions that have taken root in modern America.

Spanning four centuries and more than 200 poets, American Religious Poems is a bountiful and moving gathering of voices that offers countless moments of inspiration, solace, meditation, and transcendence. The poems in this unprecedented volume are a lasting testimony to the American spirit and its unremitting quest for ultimate truth and meaning.

This deluxe collector’s edition features:

   • an introduction by Harold Bloom;
   • a reader’s guide to significant topics and themes in the poems;
   • Smyth-sewn binding and flexible, leatherette covers; and
   • a ribbon page-marker.

Baker & Taylor
An anthology of classic poetic works with religious and spiritual themes evaluates the influences of such movements as Puritanism, the Great Awakenings, and Transcendentalism, in a volume that discusses the works of such figures as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Baker
& Taylor

An anthology of poetry with religious and spiritual themes evaluates the influences of such movements as Puritanism, the Great Awakenings, and Transcendentalism, and discusses the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and other poets.

Publisher: New York : Library of America, 2006
ISBN: 9781931082747
193108274X
Branch Call Number: 811 AMERI
Characteristics: lvii, 685 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold

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