American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Author: Paul Hurh
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, cop. 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrary to accounts that interpret terror in opposition to reason, this book shows how three authors famous for their works and theories of terror-Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman  Read more...

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Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hurh
ISBN: 9780804791144 0804791147
OCLC Number: 1026133168
Notes: Índice.
Description: X, 298 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : reopening darkness --
Awakening terror : hellfire preaching, Jonathan Edwards, and the logic of revivalist affect --
Critical terrors : Poe's aesthetic terror and the claims of art after Jena --
The air of analysis : resolution and composition in Poe's sublime and confessional tales --
The uneven balance : dialectical terror in Moby-Dick --
Dread : space, time, and automata in The piazza tales --
Afterword : "some dim, random way".
Responsibility: Paul Hurh.

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"American Terror is easily one of the most exciting works of Americanist criticism I have read in a long while. It is a strikingly original piece of scholarship; argued with great rigor, care, and Read more...

 
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