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Washington Irving was an American author short story writer essayist poet travel book writer biographer and columnist Irving has been called the father of the American short story He is best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman and Rip Van Winkle Washington Irvings life is in the beginning of national experience His life is basically the light of the Romanticism Irving is sensitive to aspects of the Romanticism but he is not really a Romantic He was interested in himself as a famous intellectual technically adapted writer He was very productive that is why he was able to live from his writing as a professional and a very wealthy one Washington Irving was an expert stylist and other writers took him as a model He was accepted in the USA and also in the England Rip Van Winkle sets the terms for what was to come in the following years especially for male writers Most of female writers were dedicated to sentimental novels but white male writers preferred gothic and historical themes In a point both themes were joined together gothic-sentimental The historical romance is found setting the masculine pattern there is a masculine hero In a very rare occasion we find in the 19th century a female protagonist The exception to this statement is The Scarlet Letter Rip Van Winkle means the beginning of American fiction with a narrative frame an authorial duplicity and setting the masculine pattern The pattern for masculine fiction is crystallized or expressed in Rip Van Winkle for the first time It is also a reflection of people who lived in Europe and decided to leave to America to the unknown land to the savage side Male protagonist can get married the pattern has not always got a woman but the male hero has always a companion In Rip Van Winkle he has his dog with him named
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