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American literature and the destruction of knowledge : innovative writing in the age of epistemology

Author: Ronald E Martin
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©1991.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Ronald E., 1933-
American literature and the destruction of knowledge.
Durham : Duke University Press, c1991
(OCoLC)645917409
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Martin
ISBN: 0822311259 9780822311256
OCLC Number: 22624831
Description: xxiv, 391 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Emersonian myth of knowledge in the New World --
Walt Whitman and the world beyond rationalism --
Herman Melville and the failure of higher truth --
Emily Dickinson and the destruction of the language of knowledge --
Scientists and their knowledge --
Science and the epistemologists --
Literary and philosophical realisms : uncertain paths toward certainty --
Stephen Crane and Robert Frost : nonreflexive perception and dehumanized universe --
The artistic process and the wider event --
Gertrude Stein and the splendid century --
Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemingway : the discipline of destruction --
Conrad Aiken and Wallace Stevens : the mind watches the mind hunting the real --
William Carlos Williams : thinking a world without thought --
John Dos Passos : actuality montage (the real event and the speech of the people).
Responsibility: Ronald E. Martin.

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