Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Beneath the Second Sun: A Cultural History of Indian Summer” as Want to Read:
Beneath the Second Sun: A Cultural History of Indian Summer
Indian summer, the succession of warm, fair days gracing New England in autumn, is a magical period signaling the end of fall, a meteorological event, and a literary metaphor. In this appealing book, Adam Sweeting plumbs Indian summer's use in literature as a symbol of second chance, rebirth, or reprieve before the onset of a harsher season. Sweeting focuses specifically o ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by University Press of New England
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Sweeting explores at the cultural manifestations and symbolic meanings identified with the autumnal weather phenomenon poplar known as "Indian Summer." In particular, Sweeting examine New England regional identities in relation to seasonal cultural metaphors, with an emphasis on literary sense of place. This is a commendable interdisciplinary work of contemporary American Studies.