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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gillian D Silverman
|Description:||xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Preface: Reading and the Search for Oneness Introduction: The Fantasy of Communion Chapter 1. Railroad Reading, Wayward Reading Chapter 2. Books and the Dead Chapter 3. Textual Sentimentalism: Incest and the Author-Reader Bond in Melville's Pierre Chapter 4. Outside the Circle: Embodied Communion in Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative Chapter 5. "The Polishing Attrition": Reading, Writing, and Renunciation in the Work of Susan Warner Epilogue: No End in Sight Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments|
"Gillian Silverman's lively study of reading practices in the nineteenth-century United States provides excellent analyses of books and readers alike. By looking at how readers could experience
- American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
- Intimacy (Psychology) in literature.
- Interpersonal relations in literature.
- Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Authors and readers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- American literature.
- Authors and readers.
- Books and reading.
- United States.