Reading reality : nineteenth-century American experiments in the real (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Reading reality : nineteenth-century American experiments in the real

Author: E Thomas Finan
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, this book challenges the theory that literature during the antebellum period was idealistic by considering contemporary notions of the real"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finan, E. Thomas.
Reading reality
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2020033425
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Thomas Finan
ISBN: 9780813945590 0813945593 9780813945606 0813945607
OCLC Number: 1178869418
Description: x, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: One. Real excavations --
Two. The drops of summer rain --
Three. In and out of the game with Walt Whitman --
Four. Disjunction - disclosure - Dickinson --
Five. Challenging appearances.
Responsibility: E. Thomas Finan.

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Reveals how antebellum authors used words such as "real" and "reality" as key terms for literary discourse and claimed that the "real" was, in fact, central to their literary enterprise. Thomas Finan  Read more...

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