skip to content
The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature

Author: Russell Reising
Publisher: New York : Methuen, 1986.
Series: New accents (Methuen & Co.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Reising
ISBN: 0416013112 9780416013115 041601321X 9780416013214
OCLC Number: 13396067
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
The unused past: theorists of American literature and the problem of exclusivity --
An unusable past? --
What is an American author? --
American literature: out of space, out of time --
The consolation of criticism --
The problem of Puritan origins in literary history and theory --
Puritanism as tragic vision: Perry Miller --
Puritanism as allegory: Yvor Winters, Richard Chase, and Leslie Fiedler --
Puritanism as rhetoric: Sacvan Bercovitch --
"Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is": cultural theories of American literature --
Unreality in America: Lionel Trilling --
Parties of one: R.W.B. Lewis --
The romance of America: Richard Chase --
The apolitical unconscious: Leslie Fiedler --
An American fable: Leo Marx --
The Phelps farm revisited: cultural theorists on Huckleberry Finn --
American literature should not mean but be: self-reflexive theories of American literature --
D.H. Lawrence and American art-speech --
New criticism and the American renaissance: F.O. Matthiessen --
Making the world safe for symbolism: Charles Feidelson, Jr. --
Worlds elsewhere: Richard Poirier --
Myths of American origins: post-structuralism --
"The world's body" --
What is to be done? --
What is the American tradition? --
New directions --
The American scene --
The significance of Frederick Douglass.
Series Title: New accents (Methuen & Co.)
Responsibility: Russell J. Reising.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13396067> # The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "13396067" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/kritik> ; # Kritik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/literaturkritik> ; # Literaturkritik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008101954> ; # Criticism--United States--History
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/883735> ; # Criticism
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008117578> ; # American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/literatur> ; # Literatur
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/810.9/e19/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807113> ; # American literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Event/geschichte_1930_1985> ; # Geschichte 1930-1985.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/litterature_americaine_histoire_et_critique_theorie_etc> ; # Littérature américaine--Histoire et critique--Théorie, etc
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/critique_etats_unis_histoire> ; # Critique--États-Unis--Histoire
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/literaturtheorie> ; # Literaturtheorie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Thing/english_literature> ; # English literature
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Person/reising_russell> ; # Russell Reising
   schema:datePublished "1986" ;
   schema:description "TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The unused past: theorists of American literature and the problem of exclusivity -- An unusable past? -- What is an American author? -- American literature: out of space, out of time -- The consolation of criticism -- The problem of Puritan origins in literary history and theory -- Puritanism as tragic vision: Perry Miller -- Puritanism as allegory: Yvor Winters, Richard Chase, and Leslie Fiedler -- Puritanism as rhetoric: Sacvan Bercovitch -- "Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is": cultural theories of American literature -- Unreality in America: Lionel Trilling -- Parties of one: R.W.B. Lewis -- The romance of America: Richard Chase -- The apolitical unconscious: Leslie Fiedler -- An American fable: Leo Marx -- The Phelps farm revisited: cultural theorists on Huckleberry Finn -- American literature should not mean but be: self-reflexive theories of American literature -- D.H. Lawrence and American art-speech -- New criticism and the American renaissance: F.O. Matthiessen -- Making the world safe for symbolism: Charles Feidelson, Jr. -- Worlds elsewhere: Richard Poirier -- Myths of American origins: post-structuralism -- "The world's body" -- What is to be done? -- What is the American tradition? -- New directions -- The American scene -- The significance of Frederick Douglass."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/906812392> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Series/new_accents_methuen_&_co> ; # New accents (Methuen & Co.)
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Series/new_accents> ; # New accents
   schema:name "The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature"@en ;
   schema:productID "13396067" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/13396067#PublicationEvent/new_york_methuen_1986> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Agent/methuen> ; # Methuen
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780416013214> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780416013115> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8611714> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/13396067> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Event/geschichte_1930_1985> # Geschichte 1930-1985.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1930-1985." ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1930-1985" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Person/reising_russell> # Russell Reising
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Reising" ;
   schema:givenName "Russell" ;
   schema:name "Russell Reising" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Series/new_accents> # New accents
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13396067> ; # The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature
   schema:name "New accents" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Series/new_accents_methuen_&_co> # New accents (Methuen & Co.)
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13396067> ; # The unusable past : theory and the study of American literature
   schema:name "New accents (Methuen & Co.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Thing/english_literature> # English literature
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "English literature" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/critique_etats_unis_histoire> # Critique--États-Unis--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Critique--États-Unis--Histoire"@fr ;
   schema:name "Critique--États-Unis--Histoire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/906812392#Topic/litterature_americaine_histoire_et_critique_theorie_etc> # Littérature américaine--Histoire et critique--Théorie, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Littérature américaine--Histoire et critique--Théorie, etc"@fr ;
   schema:name "Littérature américaine--Histoire et critique--Théorie, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008101954> # Criticism--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Criticism--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008117578> # American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807113> # American literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/883735> # Criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780416013115>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0416013112" ;
   schema:isbn "9780416013115" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780416013214>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "041601321X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780416013214" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.