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Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing : the American Example.

Author: Nancy Armstrong
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Series: Haney Foundation series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the decades after U.S. independence, American novelists carried on an argument that pitted direct democracy against the representative liberalism they attributed to their British counterparts. The result was an American novel distinguished by its use of narrative tropes that generated a social system resembling today's distributed network.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Armstrong
ISBN: 0812294610 9780812294613
OCLC Number: 1017727166
Description: 1 online resource (261).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction. Argumentum ad Populum; Chapter 1. Style in the Time of Epidemic Writing; Chapter 2. Refiguring the Social Contract; Chapter 3. Novels as a Form of Democratic Writing; Chapter 4. Dispersal; Chapter 5. Population; Chapter 6. Conversion; Chapter 7. Hubs; Chapter 8. Anamorphosis; Chapter 9. Becoming National Literature; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series
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In the decades after U.S. independence, American novelists carried on an argument that pitted direct democracy against the representative liberalism they attributed to their British counterparts. The result was an American novel distinguished by its use of narrative tropes that generated a social system resembling today's distributed network.

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