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The poetics of transition : Emerson, pragmatism, & American literary modernism

Author: Jonathan Levin
Publisher: Durham [u.a.] : Duke Univ. Press, 1999.
Series: New americanists
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the connection between American pragmatism and literary modernism by focusing on the concept of transition as a theme common to both movements. This book illuminates the poetic imperatives  Read more...

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Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Levin
ISBN: 0822322773 9780822322771 082232296X 9780822322962
OCLC Number: 237336255
Description: XVIII, 222 S.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations IntroductionLife, Transition, the Energizing Spirit Chapter OneDiving Overflowings: Emerson's Pragmatic Idealism Chapter TwoWilliam James and the Metaphorics of Transition Chapter ThreeThe Aesthetics of Pragmatism Chapter FourSantaana, Dewey and the Politics of Transition Chapter FiveHenry James and the Drama of Transition Chapter SixGertrude Stein and the Movement of Words Chapter SevenWallace Stevens and the Pragmatist Imagination Notes Index
Series Title: New americanists
Responsibility: Jonathan Levin.

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