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Writing the republic : liberalism and morality in American political fiction

Author: Anthony Hutchison
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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In this provocative book, Anthony Hutchison challenges the belief that the American novel is ""antipolitical"" and condemns the relative absence of American literature in studies of the political novel. In Hutchison's view, our fiction is always informed by the complexities of the American political tradition, and to acknowledge this is to introduce a new, rewarding chapter of critical inquiry into the study of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hutchison, Anthony, 1969-
Writing the republic.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006101745
(OCoLC)77048170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Hutchison
ISBN: 9780231511902 0231511906
OCLC Number: 608209295
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 230 pages)
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: Introduction: liberalism and the problem of tradition in American literature --
Elusive republicanism : Thomas Jefferson and the foundations of American politics in Gore Vidal's Burr --
"Our divine equality" : Russell Banks's Cloudsplitter and the redemptive liberalism of the Lincoln republic --
Ideas in modulation : Marxism and liberal revaluation in Lionel Trilling's The middle of the journey --
Liberalism betrayed : neoconservatism and the postwar American Left in Philip Roth's American trilogy --
Conclusion: writing the republic : Moby Dick and the form of American political fiction.
Responsibility: Anthony Hutchison.
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Focusing on the works of Herman Melville, Gore Vidal, Russell Banks, Lionel Trilling, and Philip Roth, the author scrutinizes a number of critical studies and makes a cogent case for a more  Read more...

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