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Geography and the production of space in nineteenth-century American literature

Author: Hsuan L Hsu
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 161.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Hsuan L. Hsu examines how literature represents different kinds of spaces ranging from the single-family home to the globe. He focuses on authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Sarah Orne Jewett, who drew on literary tools such as rhetoric, setting, and point of view to mediate between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hsuan L Hsu
ISBN: 9780521197069 0521197066
OCLC Number: 499741422
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Democratic expansionism, gothic geographies, and Charles Brockden Brown --
Urban apartments, global cities: the enlargement of private space in Poe and James --
Cultural orphans: domesticity, missionaries, and China from Stowe to Sui Sin Far --
"The Checkered Globe": cosmopolitan despair in the American Pacific --
Literature and regional production; Epilogue: scales of resistance.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 161.
Responsibility: Hsuan L. Hsu.
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This book examines how literature represents different kinds of spaces, from the single-family home to the globe. It focuses on how nineteenth-century authors drew on literary tools including  Read more...

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