Bibliography of David Levin's Scholarly and Creative Writings (up to 1994)
1. Books Written:
- History as Romantic Art: Bancroft, Prescott, Motley, and Parkman. Stanford, l959. Rpt. Harbinger Books, l963.
- In Defense of Historical Literature. New York, l967.
- Cotton Mather: The Young Life of the Lord's Remembrancer: l663-l703. Harvard University Press, l978.
- Exemplary Elders. University of Georgia Press, 1990.
- Forms of Uncertainty: Essays in Historical Criticism. University Press of Virginia, 1992.
2. Books Edited:
- What Happened in Salem? Harvard University Press, l950. First published as a 200-page supplement to the Handbook for English A. Reprinted as a separate book by Twayne Publishers, N. Y., l952. Second Edition, revised and expanded, Harcourt Brace, l960.
- (With a General Introduction) The Laurel Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Romances: The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter (l960); The Marble Faun (l96l); and The Blithedale Romance (l962).
- (With Howard E. Hugo) Varieties of English and American Prose. New York, l962.
- The Puritan in the Enlightenment: Franklin and Edwards. Chicago, l963.
- Bonifacius, An Essay Upon the Good, by Cotton Mather, The John Harvard Library of the Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Mass., l966. The Introduction was reprinted in Sacvan Bercovitch, ed., The American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation (New York: Cambridge University Press), l974.
- Jonathan Edwards, a Profile. New York, l967.
- America in Literature, Vol. I, Part One: The First Two Centuries. New York, l978.
- General Editor for Harbrace Sourcebooks. l96l-l97l.
- Emerson: Prophecy, Metamorphosis, and Influence. Selected Papers from the English Institute. New York, l975.
- The Oregon Trail, by Francis Parkman. New York, l982.
- France and England in North America, by Francis Parkman. 2 vols. New York, l983.
3. Articles and Essay Reviews:
- "Salem Witchcraft in Recent Fiction and Drama," New England Quarterly, XXXVIII (Dec. l955), 537-546.
- "History as Romantic Art: Structure, Characterization, and Style in The Conquest of Mexico," The Hispanic American Historical Review, XXIX (Feb. l959), 20-45.
- "The Perils of Progress," American Quarterly, XIII (Summer l96l), l93-l98.
- "Shadows of Doubt: Specter Evidence in Hawthorne's 'Young Goodman Brown,'" American Literature, XXXIV (November l962), 344-352., Reprinted in Thos. Connolly, ed., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown (l968).
- "The Hazing of Cotton Mather," New England Quarterly, 36 (1963) 147-171.
- "(James) Baldwin's Autobiographical Essays: The Problem of Negro Identity," The Massachusetts Review, V (Winter l964), 239-247. Reprinted in Jules Chametsky and Sidney Kaplan, eds., Black and White in American Culture (l969).
- "Franklin's Autobiography: The Puritan Experimenter in Life and Art," The Yale Review, LII (Winter l964), 258-275.
Reprinted three times.
- "The Scarlet Letter," in Wallace Stegner, ed., The American Novel, New York, l965, pp. l3-24.
- "(Peter Gay's) The Loss of Mastery: An Essay Review," History and Theory, VII (l968), 385-393.
- "(Parkman's) The Oregon Trail," in Hennig Cohen, ed., Landmarks of American Writing, New York, l969, pp. 79-89.
- "American Fiction as Historical Evidence: Reflections on Uncle Tom's Cabin," Negro American Literature Forum,
V (Winter l97l), l32-l36, l54
- "William Bradford, The Value of Puritan Historiography," in Everett H. Emerson, ed., Major Writers of Early American Literature (Madison, l972), pp. ll-3l.
- "(Essay Review) Selected Letters of Cotton Mather," Early American Literature, VII (Fall l972), l96-200.
- "In the Court of Historical Criticism: Alger Hiss's Narrative," Virginia Quarterly Review (Winter l976), 4l-78.
- "Forms of Uncertainty: Representation of Doubt in American Histories," New Literary History, VIII (Autumn l976), 59-74.
- "Cotton Mather's Declaration of Gentlemen and Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence," New England Quarterly, L (September l977), 509-5l4.
- "Yvor Winters at Stanford," Virginia Quarterly Review (Summer
- "Perjury, History, and Unreliable Witnesses," Virginia Quarterly Review (Autumn l978), 725-732.
- "The Lives of Bernard Malamud," Virginia Quarterly Review (Winter l980), l62-l66.
- "We're the Team from York, P -A: American History in a Jewish
Childhood," Southern Review (Summer l980), 539-55l.
- "Introduction to the Chelsea House edition," Cotton Mather, by Barrett Wendell (New York and London, l980), pp. xi-xix.
- "When Did Cotton Mather See the Angel?" Early American Literature (Winter l98l), 27l-275.
- "A Historical Reconsideration of Maule's Curse," Southern Review (October l98l), 803-8l3.
- (Essay Review) "Irony and Historical Consciousness: American
- Historiography and Reinhold Niebuhr's Vision, by Richard
Reinitz," CLIO l2:l (l982), 97-99.
- "Modern Misjudgments of Racial Imperialism in Hawthorne and Parkman," The Yearbook of English Studies (l983),l45-l58.
- "The Form and Sources of Cultural History," Early American Literature (Spring, l983), 95-l0l.
- Francis Parkman: Romantic Historian," The New Republic (August l5 & 22, l983), 37-40.
- "Perry Miller at Harvard," The Southern Review (Autumn 1983), pp. 802-816
- "Trying to Make a Monster Human: Judgment in the Biography of Cotton Mather," Yale Review (Winter 1984), pp. 210-229.
- "Did the Mathers Disagree about the Salem Witchcraft Trials?" Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (1985), pp. 19-37.
- "The Province of Historical Criticism: Historical Fact in Hawthorne and Colacurcio," Early American Literature, XX.1, pp. 164-72.
- "Innocents Abroad: From Mark Twain and Henry James to Baldwin, Malamad, and Bellow," Recherches Anglaises et Americaines (1985), pp. 163-182.
- "The New Historical Romance," Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 1986, pp. 344-347.
- "Diverse People," The Nation. February 14, 1987, pp. 188-190.
- "Edwards, Franklin, and Cotton Mather: A Meditation on Character and Reputation," in Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience, ed. Nathan Hatch and Harry Stout (Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 34-49.
- "A Survivor's Tale," William and Mary Quarterly (April 1988), pp. 345-347.
- "Samuel Eliot Morison," Sewanee Review (July 1988), pp. 443-451.
- Review of Barbara Tuchman, The First Salute, front page of the Sunday book section of The Chicago Tribune, October 2, 1988.
- "Giants in the Earth: Science and the Occult in Cotton Mather's Letters to the Royal Society," William and Mary Quarterly(October 1988), pp. 751-770.
- Introduction to a new edition of Cotton Mather, "Providence Asserted and Adored," Essex Institute Historical Collections, (July 1989), 205-210.
- "Cotton Mather's Misnamed Diary: Reserved Memorials of a Representative Christian," American Literary History, II, 2 (Summer 1990), 183-202.
- Review of Willard Stern Randall, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Chicago Tribune, August 19, 1990, p. 5.
- Review of Simon Schama, Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Chicago Tribune, May 19,1991, pp. 1, 4.
Review of David H. Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride, Chicago Tribune, April 17, 1994.
- Reason, Rhyme, and style," in Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of America, ed. Barbara Oberg and Harry Stout (Oxford University Press, 1993).
- "American Historicism Old and New," American Literary History, Autumn 1994.
- "Ben Franklin Entertains a Man from Eastwood (Nottinghamshire)," William and Mary Quarterly, XX (October l963), 596.
- "Tercentenary: An Acrostic composed for Cotton Mather, D.D.," Western Humanities Review, XVI (Autumn l963), 324.
- "To a Moral Navigator, Observed on his Way to Class: For Yvor Winters," Southern Review, l965.
- "To James Fenimore Cooper, during a Flight from New York to San Francisco," Southern Review, l967.
- "California, After Robinson's New England," The Bay Guardian, l967.
- "Enlightenment: One Hundred Forty Miles from Alamagordo,"
Southern Review, l977.
- "To Jonathan Edwards," Order in Variety, ed. R.W. Crump (Newark, Del., 1991), p.74.
- "Two Prayers for Fathers," The Epigrammatist (December 1992), p.11.
- "The Cost of Election," The Epigrammatist (April 1993), p.16.
- "Point of View (on Reading Dostoyevsky's The Double)," The Epigrammatist (April, 1993), p.16.
- "On Inflation of the Currency during a Critical Depression," The Epigrammatist (April 1994), p.10.
- "Outer and Inner Space (On Erik H. Erickson's observations of children at play)," The Epigrammatist (April 1994), p.10.
- "On Enjoying the Beautiful Speech of Volpone the Seducer," The Epigrammatist, (April 1994), p.10.
- "Items for a College Coach's Glossary," The Epigrammatist (April 1994), p.11.
- "To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave," Virginia Quarterly Review (Winter 1983), 40 -51.