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Promised Land : Thirteen Books That Changed America (Paperback)

Author: Parini, Jay

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In this lively exploration of America?s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche.

Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters?including Walden,Huckleberry Finn, The Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road?Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. An immensely readable and vibrant work of cultural history,Promised Land exposes the rich literary foundation of our culture, and is sure to appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike.


Publisher Anchor Books
Mfg Part# 9780307386182
SKU 211282233
Format Paperback
ISBN10 030738618X
Release Date 1/12/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0385
Publisher Anchor Books
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