Stephen Fender, 19 January 1989
Show More Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The world turned upside down by Robert Lawson-Peebles.
Cambridge, 384 pp., £35, March 1988, 0 521 34647 9Show More
Mark Twain’s Letters. Vol. I: 1853-1866 edited by Edgar MarquessBranch, Michael Frank and Kenneth Sanderson.
California, 616 pp., $35, May 1988, 0 520 03668 9Show More
A Writer’s America: Landscape in Literature by Alfred Kazin.
Thames and Hudson, 240 pp., £15.95, September 1988, 0 500 01424 8Show More
“... European landscape analysis. The famous descriptions in Notes of the natural stone bridge over a branch of the James River, and of the passage of the Potomac through the Blue Ridge Mountains, establish the picturesque by means of cunningly juxtaposed evocations of the sublime and the beautiful. (The first of these terms, perhaps because American topography ...”