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In respect to egotism : studies in American Romantic writing

Author: Joel Porte
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 53.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Porte
ISBN: 0521362733 9780521362733
OCLC Number: 23016025
Description: xiii, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Where ... is this singular career to terminate?" : bewildered Pilgrims in early American fiction --
"Where there is no vision, the people perish ..." : prophets and pariahs in the forest of the New World --
Poe : romantic center, critical margin --
Emerson : experiments in self-creation --
Hawthorne : "The obscurest man of letters in America" --
Thoreau's self-perpetuating artifacts --
Melville : romantic cock-and-bull, or, the great art of telling the truth --
Douglass and Stowe : scriptures of the redeemed self --
Whitman : "Take me as I am or not at all ..." --
Interchapter : Walt and Emily --
Dickinson's "celestial vail" : snowbound in self-consciousness.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 53.
Responsibility: Joel Porte.
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