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Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville

Autore: David S Reynolds
Editore: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A study of prominent 19th century American writers shows how they assimilated themes and images from popular culture into their art, particulary sensationalistic literature that addressed controversial themes such as religion, slavery, sexual mores, and workers' and women's rights.
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Reynolds, David S., 1948-
Beneath the American Renaissance.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988
(OCoLC)646837473
Persona incaricata: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 039454448X 9780394544489
Numero OCLC: 17385280
Descrizione: x, 625 pages, [16] pages of plates : facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Introduction : The open text: American writers and their environment --
pt. 1 : God's bow, man's arrows: religion, reform, and American literature : The new religious style --
The reform impulse and the paradox of immoral didacticism --
The transcendentalists, Whitman, and popular reform --
Hawthorne and the reform impulse --
Melville's whited sepulchres. pt. 2 : Public poison: sensationalism and sexuality : The sensational press and the rise of subversive literature --
The erotic imagination --
Poe and popular irrationalism --
Hawthorne's cultural demons --
Melville's ruthless democracy --
Whitman's transfigured sensationalism. pt. 3 : Other Amazons: women's rights, women's wrongs, and the literary imagination : Types of American womanhood --
Hawthorne's heroines --
The American women's renaissance and Emily Dickinson. pt. 4 : The grotesque posture: popular humor and the American subversive style : The carnivalization of American language --
Transcendental wild oats --
Whitman's poetic humor --
Stylized laughter in Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville --
Epilogue : Reconstructive criticism: literary theory and literary history.
Altri titoli: Subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville.
Responsabilità: David S. Reynolds.

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A study of prominent 19th century American writers shows how they assimilated themes and images from popular culture into their art, particulary sensationalistic literature that addressed controversial themes such as religion, slavery, sexual mores, and workers' and women's rights.

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