Cultures of letters : scenes of reading and writing in ninenteenth-century America (Book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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Cultures of letters : scenes of reading and writing in ninenteenth-century America

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Using a variety of historical sources, Brodhead reconstructs the institutionalized literary worlds that coexisted in nineteenth-century America: the domestic culture of letters; mass-produced cheap  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0226075265 9780226075266
OCLC Number: 876186506
Description: IX, 245 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: On the Idea of Cultures of Letters 1: Sparing the Rod: Discipline and Fiction in Antebellum America 2: Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainment 3: Starting Out in the 1860s: Alcott, Authorship, and the Postbellum Literary Field 4: The Reading of Regions For a History of Literary Access The Reading of Regions: A Study in the Social Life of Forms 5: Jewett, Regionalism, and Writing as Women's Work 6: "Why Could Not a Colored Man?": Chesnutt and the Transaction of Authorship Notes Index
Responsibility: Richard H. Brodhead.

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