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Posthumous America : literary reinventions of America at the end of the eighteenth century

Author: Benjamin Hoffmann; Alan J Singerman
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An English translation of Benjamin Hoffmann's French monograph L'Amérique posthume. Examines the literary idealization of a lost American past in eighteenth-century French literature"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoffmann, Benjamin, 1985-
Posthumous America.
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017060786
(OCoLC)1019839317
Named Person: J Hector St John de Crèvecoeur; Claude-François-Adrien Lezay-Marnézia, marquis de; François-René Chateaubriand, vicomte de; François-René Chateaubriand, vicomte de; Claude-François-Adrien Lezay-Marnézia, marquis de; J Hector St John de Crèvecoeur
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Hoffmann; Alan J Singerman
ISBN: 9780271081823 0271081821 9780271081847 0271081848
OCLC Number: 1035947418
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : new world paradoxes --
Saint-John de Crèvecœur and nostalgia for colonial America --
Lezay-Marnésia and nostalgia for the American golden age --
Chateaubriand and nostalgia for French America --
Conclusion : America, a mobile sign.
Other Titles: Amérique posthume.
Responsibility: Benjamin Hoffmann ; translated by Alan J. Singerman.
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