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Letters from an American Farmer (1782)

de J. Hector, St. John de Crèvecoeur

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`to the European, the American is first and foremost a dollar-fiend. We tend to forget the emotional heritage of Hector St John de Crevecoeur'When D.H. Lawrence made this statement in his Studies in Classic American Literature, he was thinking of the Letters from an American Farmer. First published in England in 1782, the Letters came at a timely moment as attention was focused on America in the closing year of the Revolutionary War ofIndependence. Crevecoeur's famous question `What, then, is the American, this new man?' was a matter of great interest, as it became evident that America, that new nation, was taking shape before the eyes of the world. Some of American literature's most pressing and recurrent concerns areadumbrated in the substance and style of the Letters: in addition to the question of American identity, they celebrate the largeness and fertility of the land, personal determination, and freedom from institutional oppression. Darker and more symbolic elements complicate the initially sunnypicture, however: the issue of slavery is raised in a particularly disturbing episode, and the final Letter, `Distresses of a Frontier Man,' dramatizes the disintegration of the rational enlightened society of agrarian America into a nightmare of confusion, incomprehension and premonitions ofunspeakable evil.Written by an emigrant French aristocrat turned farmer, the Letters from an American Farmer has a good claim to be regarded as the first work of American literature, at once intensely interesting in its own right, and casting a long shadow of influence on both subsequent American writers andEuropean travel accounts of the moral, spiritual and material topography of the new nation.… (més)
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A Frenchman in pre-Revolutionary America up through 1782 farms in New York and corresponds with an Englishman by letter. Very enlightening. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Westvaco is the West Virginia Paper Co., makers of fine papers. For 47 years, they did a special Christmas book each year that they distributed to their customers, all featuring works from American history or literature. They all include a decorated slipcover, fine endpapers and many have embossed images on the book covers. Some feature gilt edges and silk ribbon bookmarks. Although they had a limited press run the number is not stated nor are they numbered or signed.
  SteveJohnson | Mar 8, 2014 |
I read this a long time ago; what struck me was his praise of American reigous toleration despite his obvious contempt for the Calvinists who regarded their ministers as paid servants.(Do I remember this right? I read just now he was married by a French Calvinist minister.) ( )
  antiquary | Apr 19, 2010 |
"... will afford a great deal of profitable and amusing information, respecting the private life of the Americans, as well as the progress of agriculture, manufactures, and arts, in their country. Perhaps the picture he gives, though found in fact, is in some instances embellished with rather too flattering circumstances." - GW to Richard Henderson, 19 June 1788.
1 vota GeorgeWashington | Mar 22, 2009 |
The classic account of early American life, the Revolution and the natural world. ( )
  JBD1 | Jan 13, 2006 |
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This work combines the Letters from an American Farmer, published in 1782, with other essays that were still unpublished at Crèvecoeur's death.
Various editions of the Letters from an American Farmer may include combinations of English, translated French, and posthumous material. The first version of this work was published in 1782 in English. A two-volume edition in French appeared in 1784, and it was expanded to three volumes in 1787. The French material was not immediately translated into English. Crèvecoeur died with many more essays still unpublished; these have been collected and published in the 20th century.
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`to the European, the American is first and foremost a dollar-fiend. We tend to forget the emotional heritage of Hector St John de Crevecoeur'When D.H. Lawrence made this statement in his Studies in Classic American Literature, he was thinking of the Letters from an American Farmer. First published in England in 1782, the Letters came at a timely moment as attention was focused on America in the closing year of the Revolutionary War ofIndependence. Crevecoeur's famous question `What, then, is the American, this new man?' was a matter of great interest, as it became evident that America, that new nation, was taking shape before the eyes of the world. Some of American literature's most pressing and recurrent concerns areadumbrated in the substance and style of the Letters: in addition to the question of American identity, they celebrate the largeness and fertility of the land, personal determination, and freedom from institutional oppression. Darker and more symbolic elements complicate the initially sunnypicture, however: the issue of slavery is raised in a particularly disturbing episode, and the final Letter, `Distresses of a Frontier Man,' dramatizes the disintegration of the rational enlightened society of agrarian America into a nightmare of confusion, incomprehension and premonitions ofunspeakable evil.Written by an emigrant French aristocrat turned farmer, the Letters from an American Farmer has a good claim to be regarded as the first work of American literature, at once intensely interesting in its own right, and casting a long shadow of influence on both subsequent American writers andEuropean travel accounts of the moral, spiritual and material topography of the new nation.

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