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Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville

Author: David S Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 0199782849 9780199782840
OCLC Number: 748498191
Notes: Oorspr. uitg.: New York : Knopf, 1988.
Description: xii, 625 p., [16] p. pl. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION; PART I GOD'S BOW, MAN'S ARROWS: RELIGION, REFORM, AND AMERICAN LITERATURE; PART II: PUBLIC POISON: SENSATIONALISM AND SEXUALITY; PART III: OTHER AMAZONS: WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WOMEN'S WRONGS, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION; PART IV THE GROTESQUE POSTURE POPULAR HUMOR AND THE AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE STYLE; EPILOGUE RECONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: LITERARY THEORY AND LITERARY HISTORY; NOTES; INDEX
Responsibility: David S. Reynolds.

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Impressively informed and heroic . . . An original piece of work that gives the literary canon and its contexts a good shaking. * Justin Kaplan, The New York Times Book Review *

 
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