American myth and the European mind

American studies in Europe, 1776-1960. by Sigmund Skard

Publisher: Pennsylvania University Press in Philadelphia, Pa

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SeriesPennsylvania University. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Department of American Civilization. Studies in American civilization
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Number of Pages112
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In all the books I have written since, I have attempted to pursue this direction. Although “The Myth of Sisyphus” poses mortal problems, it .