God & the American writer / God and the American writer Alfred Kazin. - 1st ed. - New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. - 272 p. ; 25 cm.
Hawthorne and his Puritans -- Emerson and the moral sentiment: we are as gods -- Christians and their slaves (Harriet Beecher Stowe and others) -- Melville in the Holy Land -- Walt Whitman: I am the man -- Lincoln: the Almighty has his own purposes -- Emily Dickinson: the alone to the alone -- William James: rescuing religion -- Mark Twain: the American funnyman who put God on trial -- T.S. Eliot: the pilgrim from St. Louis -- Robert Frost: the survival of the fittest -- Faulkner: God over the South.
A series of essays on major American poets, novelists, and statesmen exploring "what the meaning of God has been for American writers, and how those writers...have expressed it."--Jacket.
American literature--History and criticism
Christianity and literature--United States
Religion and literature--United States.
Puritan movements in literature
Theology in literature
God in literature
PS166 / .K39 1997