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The Hispanic world and American intellectual life, 1820-1880

Author: Ivan Jaksic
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Studies of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book examines why several American literary and intellectual icons found themselves to be pioneering scholars and lifelong students of the Hispanic world. The author asserts that these gifted Americans focused on the Hispanic world that they might shape their own country's identity after Independence and the War 1812, a crucial time for the young republic, and that they found inspiration in a most unlikely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Jaksic
ISBN: 9781403980793 1403980799
OCLC Number: 82673598
Description: x, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: "My king, my country, and my faith" : Washington Irving and the rise and fall of Spain --
Labor ipse voluptas : George Ticknor's history of Spanish literature --
The enlightened foreigner : the reception of Ticknor's work in the Hispanic world --
The Spanish student : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Outre mer : Longfellow's Hispanic ties --
Mary Mann and the translation of South American politics --
The "Annals of barbarians" : William H. Prescott and the conquest of the new world --
Knights-errant and bigots : Prescott's writings on Spain.
Series Title: Studies of the Americas.
Responsibility: Iván Jaksić.
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This book examines why several American literary and intellectual icons became pioneering scholars of the Hispanic world after Independence and the War 1812. At this crucial time for the young  Read more...

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