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By Denis Donoghue

Here is a variety by way of the celebrated critic of his essays and commentaries on American writing and writers, from Emerson and Whitman via Auden and Ashbery. Denis Donoghue examines the canon within the mild of what he is taking to be the primary dynamic of the yank enterprise—the imperatives of a robust nationwide earlier as opposed to the subversions of an irrevocably anarchic spirit.

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