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Voyages of the self : pairs, parallels, and patterns in American art and literature

Author: Barbara Novak
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through reading paintings and texts from the same period against each other, the author shows how the meaning of self has influenced and changed through American identity and culture from the late 18th to the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Novak, Barbara.
Voyages of the self.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006017218
(OCoLC)70045777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Novak
ISBN: 9780195345650 0195345657 9780195305906 0195305906 1281163155 9781281163158 9781429468930 1429468939
OCLC Number: 132682499
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 217 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Copley and Edwards : self, consciousness, and thing --
Emerson and Lane : luminist time and the transcendental aboriginal self --
Thoreau and Indian selfhood : circles, silence, and democratic land --
Whitman and Church : transcendent optimism and the democratic self --
Homer and James : the pragmatic self made concrete --
Dickinson and Ryder : immortality, eternity, and the reclusive self --
Pollock and Olson : time, space, and the activated bodily self.
Responsibility: Barbara Novak.
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