Secular revelations : the Constitution of the United States and classic American literature (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Secular revelations : the Constitution of the United States and classic American literature

Author: Mitchell Meltzer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States Constitution, battleground of a politically divided nation and sponsor of that nation's now threatened cultural unity, is a quintessentially political document. Elected officials swear loyalty to it, and U.S. soldiers die for it. Yet no one has ever seriously considered the formative influence this document, so central for all Americans, has had on American cultural life. In this book, Mitchell  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meltzer, Mitchell.
Secular revelations.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607567839
Online version:
Meltzer, Mitchell.
Secular revelations.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607901391
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Meltzer
ISBN: 0674019121 9780674019126
OCLC Number: 58920051
Awards: Nominated for Littleton-Griswold Prize 2006
Nominated for John H. Dunning Prize 2007
Description: x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the Constitution and American literature --
At the beginning --
The path to Union --
The people, having spoken, speak --
Almost a miracle --
The paradox of secular revelation --
Declarations of American literary independence --
Preserving the revelation --
Preserving the paradox --
The literary renaissance of secular revelation --
Essays in time --
A poetic form for straying --
Clinging to narrative --
Confidence and the darkness of revelation --
Conclusion : the literary art of uniting states.
Responsibility: Mitchell Meltzer.
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The U.S. Constitution is a quintessentially political document. Yet, until now, no one has seriously considered the formative influence of this document on American cultural life. In this ambitious  Read more...

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