Misery's mathematics : mourning, compensation, and reality in antebellum American literature (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Misery's mathematics : mourning, compensation, and reality in antebellum American literature

Author: Peter Balaam
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several writers - including Emerson, Warner, and Melville - to render the rupture of loss in various ways. This book shows how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Balaam
ISBN: 9780415968072 0415968070 0203504003 9780203504000
OCLC Number: 884668719
Description: 186 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: "Misery's Mathematics"Chapter One: "The Laws of our Learning": Emerson's Grief and the GeologicalPrinciples of LossChapter Two: Playing with Water: Thrill and Theodicy in The Wide, Wide WorldChapter Three: Representing Grief, Mourning Representation: Melville's Piazza TalesAfterword: Soldering the Abyss: The Possibilities of CompensationNotesWorks CitedIndex
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Peter Balaam.

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