Poems of Edward Taylor A Reference Guide

Poems of Edward Taylor A Reference Guide

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 031331781X
  • ISBN 13: 9780313317811


Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. Beginning with an overview of his life and times, this reference analyzes Taylor's poems in light of Puritan doctrine and his thoughts about poetry. The book traces the genesis of his works, their editorial and publication history, and the complex cultural and historical background of his writings.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 152
  • Date Published: 2003
  • Authors: Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy