The Puritan Origins of the American Self : With a New Preface, Paperback / softback Book

The Puritan Origins of the American Self : With a New Preface Paperback / softback


"Perhaps the most penetrating examination yet published of `the sources of our obsessive concern with the meaning of America.'"-Jack P.

Greene, History "The most valuable achievement in colonial American literature since the best work of Perry Miller."-David Levin, William and Mary Quarterly "A brave and brilliant book...that is the most significant and far-reaching contribution to the theory of American literature in recent years."-Alan Trachtenberg, Partisan Review "A study which reaches with daring ease from the Bible and Augustine to Emerson and Whitman... [and] offers an agenda for the next several decades of scholarly work on colonial religious studies."-John F.

Wilson, Theology Today "[Bercovitch] casts a dazzling light on the myth of America and the conundrums of individuality and community that are the core of the American character."-Michael Zuckerman, Early American Literature


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780300172416



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