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A world elsewhere : the place of style in American literature

Author: Richard Poirier
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Poirier
ISBN: 0299099342 9780299099343
OCLC Number: 12804250
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.
Includes indexes.
Description: xxiii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Self and environment --
Is there an I for an eye?: The visionary possession of America --
Visionary to voyeur: Hawthorne and James --
Transatlantic configurations: Mark Twain and Jane Austen --
Panoramic environment and the anonymity of self.
Responsibility: Richard Poirier ; with a foreword by Leo Bersani.

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. . . Richard Poirier brings to this study of exemplary American novelists some finely-honed equipment for textual analysis. . . . For him, the most interesting American books are an image of the Read more...

 
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