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Literature and Liberty : Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism

Author: Allen Mendenhall
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
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Literature and Liberty disrupts the near monopolistic control of economic ideas in literary studies and offers a new mode of thinking for those who believe that arts and literature should play a role in discussions about law, politics, government, and economics. Drawing from authors as wide-ranging as Emerson, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry Hazlitt, and Mark Twain, Literature and Liberty is a  Read more...
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Mendenhall, Allen, 1983-
Literature and Liberty
(DLC) 2013050509
(OCoLC)862589369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Mendenhall
ISBN: 9780739186343 0739186345
OCLC Number: 874029551
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The basis for liberty --
Emersonian individualism --
Liberty and Shakespeare --
Law and liberty in E.M. Forster's A Passage to India --
A tale of the rise of law: Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain --
Henry Hazlitt, literary critic --
Bowdlerizing Huck --
Literature, transnational law, and the decline of the nation-state --
Conclusion: Towards a libertarian literary theory.
Responsibility: Allen Mendenhall.

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Literature and Liberty disrupts the near monopolistic control of economic ideas in literary studies and offers a new mode of thinking for those who believe that arts and literature should play a role in discussions about law, politics, government, and economics. Drawing from authors as wide-ranging as Emerson, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry Hazlitt, and Mark Twain, Literature and Liberty is a significant contribution to libertarianism and literary studies.

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Countering an academic environment in which Marxism and its variants are still being fed to students, this volume of essays offers nutritious food for thought to scholars across the humanistic and Read more...

 
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