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The letter and the spirit of nineteenth-century American literature : justice, politics, and theology

Author: Thomas Loebel
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Moving back to the trial of Anne Hutchinson in Puritan Massachusetts and the captivity narrative of Mary Rowlandson in order to analyse theo-political signification, The Letter and the Spirit of Nineteenth-Century American Literature provides a new context for examining the politically performative function of language in such texts as The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Waiting for the Verdict."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Loebel
ISBN: 0773528032 9780773528031
OCLC Number: 55473514
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The justice of sentencing, or how (not) to speak --
"A" confession : how to avoid speaking the name of the father --
Constituting justice : Unionist-Republican and Confederate-Democratic narratives --
The feminine, the Judaic, the Pauline, and the political : Uncle Tom's Cabin and the ethical critique of justice --
Exodus politics and the redemption of difference --
Rendering justice in The Grandissimes : advocacy and others' voices --
Conclusion : Confederate democracy and the non-in-different Constitution.
Responsibility: Thomas Loebel.
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An exploration of how literature uses theology and politics to criticize and theorize the language and ethics of American justice.  Read more...

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