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A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture

Autor: Michael G Kammen
Editora: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"In this book, Michael Kammen traces the appeal of the four seasons motif in American popular culture and fine arts from the seventeenth century to the present. Its symbolism has evolved through the years, Kammen explains, serving as a metaphor for the human life cycle or religious faith, expressing nostalgia for rural life, and sometimes praising seasonal beauty in the diverse American landscape as the most
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Kammen, Michael G.
Time to every purpose.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004
(OCoLC)607061958
Online version:
Kammen, Michael G.
Time to every purpose.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004
(OCoLC)610006295
Tipo de Material: Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Michael G Kammen
ISBN: 080782836X 9780807828366
Número OCLC: 52553978
Descrição: 336 p., 48 p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Conteúdos: Seasonal cycles and sequences --
From antiquity to the eighteenth century in Europe --
The American reception and adaptation of the four seasons motif --
Nostalgia, nationalism, and the American seasons, 1854-1914 --
American transitions : the seasonal sense of place, time, and imagery --
Nature writers, reader response, and the ambivalence of urban America --
The four seasons and American popular culture : calendars and consumerism --
The four seasons in contemporary American art and poetry --
Science and the seasons, retrospection, and reprise.
Responsabilidade: Michael Kammen.
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