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American Classics

Evolutionary Perspectives

Judith P. Saunders


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This book examines selected works in the American literary tradition from an evolutionary perspective. Individual essays address figures ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Billy Collins, targeting a variety of fitness-related issues-courtship, nepotism, competition, cooperation, status, and deception, for example-in the context of both physical and social environment.

Academic Studies Press, 9781618117663, 302pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2018

About the Author

Judith P. Saunders is Professor of English at Marist College in New York State. She is the author of The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson: Border Lines and Reading Edith Wharton through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biological Issues in Her Fiction.