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Fictions of the past : Hawthorne & Melville

Author: Alide Cagidemetrio
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities : Distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the relationship between history and fiction in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Both writers were preoccupied with a past - a preoccupation which could be  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Cagidemetrio, Alide.
Fictions of the past.
Amherst, Mass. : Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities : Distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)621823982
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alide Cagidemetrio
ISBN: 0870238612 9780870238611
OCLC Number: 27010374
Description: 197 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Nathaniel Hawthorne. pt. I. The Phantasmagorias of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1. On phantasmagorias and Hawthorne. 2. Phantasmagoric shows and the poetics of romance. 3. History as phantasmagoria. 4. Palimpsests of phantasmagorias, or the making of historical symbols: The Legends of the Province-House. 5. The Legends of the Province-House and the phantasmagoric effects of symbols. pt. II. Phantasmagorias, Telegraphs, and the American Claim to the Past. 6. A Transatlantic Cable and The Ancestral Footstep. 7. Modern telegraphy. 8. The phantasmagoria of national memory: Etherege and Grimshawe. 9. Footsteps of blood and The Elixir of Life --
Herman Melville. pt. I. Herman Melville and the Past as an American Sourcebook. 1. An authentic book of the past: Israel Potter, revolutionary soldier. 2. The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter: the source. 3. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, a Parallel, a Type, and a Prophecy. 4. The political Messiah is in us. 5. The ur-source of national prophecy. pt. II. Usable Pasts and Collective Memories. 6. On the Fourth of July. 7. On the Bunker Hill Monument. 8. An old tombstone retouched --
Final Remarks: If All History Is in One Man ...
Responsibility: Alide Cagidemetrio.

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