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Title: American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology (Library of America)
Publisher: Library of America
Date Published: October 2000
Edition: New Edition
Library JournalThe publisher reached way back into the archives of American literature for this collection, beginning with William Strachey's 1609 account of being blown off course on the way to the Jamestown, VA, settlement and shipwrecked in Bermuda. This amalgam of fiction and nonfiction includes short stories and excerpts from novels, dramas, diaries, and journals from such authors as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Eugene O'Neill, Ernest Hemingway, Rachel Carson, and Peter Matthiessen, among others. In a word: outstanding. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
BooknewsExcerpts of novels, firsthand narratives, travel writing, natural science, memoir, journalism, and poetry are among the genres Neill has assembled to represent US maritime literature from the 17th century to the ecological dilemmas of the 20th. The nearly 70 authors include some of the best known. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
William F. Buckley Jr.The main reason to read this book is the sheer fun of it..... . . Plenty here to fill one's complement of sea-reading . . .
—New York Times Book Review
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