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The rites of assent : transformations in the symbolic construction of America

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, cop. 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the manifold functions of 'America' - as a view of history, a spiritual ideal, a myth of origins and a mode of identity, in the work of major influential writers from the Revolution  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sacvan Bercovitch
ISBN: 041590014X 9780415900140 0415900158 9780415900157
OCLC Number: 489672118
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-424 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Music of America 2. The Ritual of Consensus 3. The Ends of Puritan Rhetoric 4. Cotton Mather and the Vision of America 5. The Typology of Mission, from Edwards to Independence 6. Continuing Revolution: George Bancroft and the Myth of Progress 7. The Return of Hester Prynne 8. Pierre , or the Ambiguities of Literary History 9. Emerson, Individualism, and Liberal Dissent 10. The Problem of Ideology in American Literary Studies.
Responsibility: Sacvan Bercovitch.

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"Rites of Assent may be not only Sacvan Bercovitch's most accessible book, but his most important as well. In it Bercovitch applies his influential earlier analysis of the Puritan jeremiad, the Read more...

 
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