The Sense of an Ending

Jay Grossman

Northwestern University

Jay Grossman, a C19 Advisory Board member, teaches American literature and culture at Northwestern University. He is the author of Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation (Duke), and co-editor of Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies (Oxford). Four pieces of his biography-in-progress of F. O. Matthiessen, supported by ACLS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, have appeared or are forthcoming in Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy (Iowa); Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies; Leaves of Grass: The 150th Anniversary Conference (Nebraska); and American Literature.


Jay Grossman, in “The Sense of an Ending,” starts from Virginia Woolf’s insight: “There are some stories which have to be retold by each generation . . . because of some queer quality in them which makes them . . . our... [ view full abstract ]


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