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Poetry and public discourse in nineteenth-century America

Author: Shira Wolosky Weiss
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poetry and Public Discourse explores nineteenth- century poetry as it addresses and engages in major concerns of American cultural life. It focuses on gender, biblical politics, Revolutionary discourses and racial, sectional, and religious identities, as these contend and negotiate with each other in the shaping of a pluralist democratic polity. Nineteenth-century American poetry, far from being the self-reflective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shira Wolosky Weiss
ISBN: 9780230104310 0230104312
OCLC Number: 475447276
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 254 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Modest Claims --
Emily Dickinson and American Identity --
Public and Private: Double Standards --
Genteel Rhetoric, North and South --
Edgar Allan Poe: Metaphysical Rupture and the Sign of Women --
Claiming the Bible: Slave Spirituals and African-American Typology --
Women's Bibles --
Fragmented Rhetic in Battle-Pieces --
Plural Identities and Local Color --
Emma Lazarus' American-Jewish Prophetics --
Paul Laurence Dunbar's Crossing Languages --
Harvard Formalism --
Walt Whitman's Repubic of Letters.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Responsibility: Shira Wolosky.

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Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America explores nineteenth-century poetry as it addresses and engages in the major concerns of American cultural life.  Read more...

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