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Atlantic double-cross : American literature and British influence in the age of Emerson

Author: Robert Weisbuch
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Weisbuch
ISBN: 0226891496 9780226891491
OCLC Number: 13334321
Description: xxiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The dimensions of influence: The burden of Britain and the American writer --
Melville's "Bartleby" and the dead letter of Charles Dickens --
2. Writer, nation, culture: A litany of causes --
Whitman's personalism, Arnold's culture --
3. Ages of national life: Cultural time in England and America --
Thoreau's dawn and the Lake School's night --
4. Substituting the past: History in the brain, thought in the land --
History, time, and spirit: Whitman against Wordsworth, Carlyle and Emerson against themselves --
5. Redeeming the real: American actualism --
The actualist hero: Whitman and Wordsworth, Emerson and Carlyle once more --
6. The aging of America: Ontological insecurity --
Henry James and the Treaty of Gardencourt.
Responsibility: Robert Weisbuch.
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