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Experience and experimental writing : literary pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Author: Paul Grimstad
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American pragmatism is premised on the notion that to find out what something is, look to fruits rather than roots. But the thought of the classical pragmatists is itself the fruit, this book argues, of earlier literary experiments in American literature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Grimstad, Paul, 1973-
Experience and experimental writing.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012047344
(OCoLC)823380555
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Grimstad
ISBN: 9780199874088 0199874085
OCLC Number: 846495075
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction ; 1/ The Method of Nature ; The Unitarian Schism ; Uses of Natural History ; The Miracles Controversy ; Joyous Science ; Amor fati (Beautiful Limits) ; 2/ Non-Reasoning Creatures ; Antebellum AI ; Peirce Machines ; Jumping To Conclusions ; Species and Genre ; Philosophy of Composition ; 3/ Unearthing Pierre ; Moby-Dick Reviewed ; Talking Pictures (Gothic Metaphysics) ; Chronometricals and Horologicals ; The Refused Daguerreotype ; Enceladus and Allegory ; 4/ The Ambassador Effect ; Genteel Tradition ; Two Types of Radical Empiricism ; The Woollett Scale ; Two Types of Cosmopolitanism ; "Then there we are!" ; Conclusion
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