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Literary celebrity and public life in the nineteenth-century United States

Author: Bonnie Carr O'Neill
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through extended readings of the works of P.T. Barnum, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, and Fanny Fern, Bonnie Carr O'Neill shows how celebrity culture authorizes audiences to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Carr O'Neill
ISBN: 9780820351568 0820351563
OCLC Number: 981118210
Description: viii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : celebrity culture in the public sphere --
P.T. Barnum : commercial pleasure and the creation of a mass audience --
Walt Whitman : mediation, affect, and authority in celebrity culture --
Ralph Waldo Emerson : the impersonal in the personal public sphere --
Frederick Douglass : celebrity, privacy, and the embodied self --
Fanny Fern : celebrity's revolutionary power.
Responsibility: Bonnie Carr O'Neill.

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