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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation.

Author: Peter Gibian; Albert Gelpi; Ross Posnock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in what was known as America's 'Age of Conversation'. Combining social, intellectual, legal and literary history with textual analysis, and setting Holmes in dialogue with Emerson, Hawthorne and Melville, Gibian redefines our understanding of the writing of the American Renaissance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gibian; Albert Gelpi; Ross Posnock
ISBN: 9780511053429 0511053428
OCLC Number: 630527692
Description: 1 online resource (412 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE Opening the conversation; PART TWO Holmes in the conversation of his culture; PART THREE The two poles of conversation; PART FOUR Closing the conversation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.

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Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in what was known as America's 'Age of Conversation'. Combining social, intellectual, legal and literary history with textual analysis, and setting Holmes in dialogue with Emerson, Hawthorne and Melville, Gibian redefines our understanding of the writing of the American Renaissance.

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