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  Dinesen, Isak (1885 - 1962) | Introduction: Gothic Literature
Ernest Hemingway remarked that the Nobel Prize for Literature he received in 1954 should have been awarded to her.
Critics have noted that a number of Dinesen's stories reflect her admiration of the Gothic literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Writing a century after the height of Gothic literature's popularity, she also modified Gothic conventions, informing her stories with a more liberal moral code than the earlier works.
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American standard literature, so constituted, belongs to romanticism, and is a phase of the romanticism which was then the general mood of literature; but it is a native product, with traits of its own and inward development from local conditions, not only apparent by its themes, but by its distinct evolution.
In literature this state of things is reflected in the absence in it of any disturbance, its serenity of mood, its air of quiet studies.
Their attitude toward it and (with the exception of Whittier and Lowell) toward the anti-slavery movement which led up to it was rather that of citizens than of poets, though in the verse of Longfellow and Emerson there is the noble stamp of the hour, the impress of liberty, bravery and sorrow.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMERICAN_LITERATURE.htm   (1255 words)

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