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Love's whipping boy : violence & sentimentality in the American imagination

Author: Elizabeth Barnes
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
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Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Barnes
ISBN: 9780807834565 0807834564
OCLC Number: 798367871
Description: vii, 211 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Wieland, familicide, and the suffering father ; Melville's fraternal melancholies ; Fathers of violence: Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the radical reproduction of sensibility ; The death of boyhood and the making of Little women.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Barnes.
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Elizabeth Barnes . . . reach[es] back to nineteenth-century literature, mapping an essential national dialect between violence and sentiment.--Journal of American History Barnes adds a refreshing Read more...

 
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