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The complicity of imagination : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture

Author: Robin Grey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 106.
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The Complicity of Imagination examines the rich and complex relationship between four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. Challenging the notion that antebellum Americans were burdened by a sense of cultural inferiority in both their thought and their writing, this study portrays an American Renaissance whose writers were familiar enough with the literature and
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Grey, Robin (Robin Sandra).
Complicity of imagination.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96002284
(OCoLC)34191979
Named Person: Margaret Fuller; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Margaret Fuller; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Grey
ISBN: 0511003730 9780511003738
OCLC Number: 47010870
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Antebellum America and the culture of seventeenth-century England --
Cultural predicaments and authorial responses --
"A seraph's eloquence": Emerson's inspired language and Milton's apocalyptic prose --
Margaret Fuller's "The Two Herberts," Emerson, and the disavowal of sequestered virtue --
"As if a green bough were laid across the page": Thoreau's seventeenth-century landscapes and extravagant personae --
Melville's Mardi and Moby-Dick, marvelous travel narratives, and seventeenth-century methods of inquiry --
Surmising the infidel: Melville reads Milton.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 106.
Responsibility: Robin Grey.

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