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Division and imagined unity in the American renaissance : the seamless whole

Author: Shawn Thomson
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In examining the American Renaissance through the era's multivalent tropes of seams and seamlessness, Thomson materializes the fabric of antebellum life. In this exploration of major works and recovered texts, Thomson offers a new understanding of the sacred, the self, the city, and the nation in antebellum culture.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Thomson, Shawn.
Division and imagined unity in the American renaissance.
Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
(DLC) 2017038053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Thomson
ISBN: 9781683931102 1683931106
OCLC Number: 1005201792
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 281 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Seams and seamlessness in antebellum America --
Christ's seamless robe and the material-spiritual duality in the American renaissance --
Seam by seam: Emily Dickinson's seamless theory of mind --
The seamless web of John S. Sauzade's The Spuytenduyvel Chronicle --
Three literary men: the intertwined lives of Herman Melville, George Washington Peck, and John S. Sauzade --
The seamless whole: national fictions in Herman Melville's Moby-dick (1851), Pierre (1852), and The confidence-man (1857) --
Melville's unraveling in the angelicalness of Pierre --
Epilogue: Loomings of futurity in the seams of Don DeLillo's White noise.
Responsibility: Shawn Thomson.

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