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The sacred game : provincialism and frontier consciousness in American literature, 1630-1860

Author: Albert J Von Frank
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a meditation on the theme of provincialism in American literature. With careful attention to the historical context, it identifies in the expressions of pre-Civil War writers certain  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Von Frank
ISBN: 0521301599 9780521301596
OCLC Number: 11234900
Description: viii, 188 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Provincialism and the frontier --
"But enmity this amity did break" --
Brother Jonathan --
"A musy in the thicket" --
Geoffrey Crayon and the gigantic race --
Hawthorne's provincial imagination --
Working in Eden --
Life as art in America --
Reading God directly: the morbidity of culture --
Postscript: tradition and circumstance.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 12.
Responsibility: Albert J. von Frank.
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