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Enthusiast! Essays on Modern American Literature

Author: David Herd
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Manchester University Press 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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This book takes enthusiasm to be a defining feature of American literature, showing how successive major writers - Melville, Thoreau, Pound, Moore, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler - have modernized and re-modeled Emerson's founding sense of enthusiasm. The book presents the writer as enthusiast, showing how enthusiasm is fundamental to the composition and the circulation of literature. Enthusiasm, it is argued, is  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Herd
ISBN: 9780719074288 0719074282 9780719095849 0719095840 9781526125118 1526125110
OCLC Number: 1004187459
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (Seiten))
Contents: Introduction: A Short Essay on Enthusiasm1. Crowing2. Spouting3. Calling4. Presenting 5. Circulating 6. Relishing Afterword: Enthusiasm and AuditAcknowledgementsBibliography -- .

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Enthusiast! is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts. The book establishes enthusiasm as a defining feature of American literature. It  Read more...

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