New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams

New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams

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This volume addresses the established reputation of the Education of Henry Adams as a classic work of American autobiography and a canonical work of American literature. Examining the Education in terms of early twentieth-century American attitudes toward education, gender, U.S. foreign policy, and historiography, these essays add considerably to our understanding of the Education as an expression of its time. This is a remarkably coherent volume that explains in original ways the continuing importance of the Education of Henry Adams as literature and history.(HA, 53) Adams had constantly to answer to what we can call a€the Carlyle Factoraquot; or else stand accused of not giving himself over to the aggressive masculinity defined by the terms laid down in On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic inanbsp;...

Title:New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams
Author: John Carlos Rowe
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1996-06-28

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