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The imaginative prose of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Author: Michael A Weinstein
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explication of Holmes's didactic works, including A Mortal Antipathy and Over the Teacups, which substantiates Holmes as a serious writer of the New England Renaissance whose ideology of self-determination as an American value is as relevant to modern society as it was to the agrarian and industrial societies he addressed"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Weinstein, Michael A.
Imaginative prose of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
(DLC) 2005036361
Named Person: Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Oliver Wendell Holmes
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Weinstein
ISBN: 9780826265401 0826265405
OCLC Number: 191953330
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 203 p.)
Contents: Holmes's imaginative prose: form and contents --
The Autocrat as an account of existential doubt --
The power of silence and the limits of discourse at the professor's breakfast table --
The denial of freedom in Elsie Venner: Holmes's romance of destiny --
The vindication of freedom in The guardian angel --
The rise of the specialist and the eclipse of the humanist at the poet's breakfast table --
Morality in the new society in A mortal antipathy --
Over the teacups as an account of senescence and a last testament.
Responsibility: Michael A. Weinstein.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, a popular serious writer of the mid-nineteenth century, was a major figure of the New England Renaissance. This book traces Holmes's intellectual trajectory across his works  Read more...

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