Ideology and Classic American Literature

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Mai 2004



The essays by Americanists concerned with the problem of ideology and its bearing upon American literature and culture.


Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: beyond transcendence Myra Jehlen; Part I. Reassessments: 2. Symbol and idea in Virgin Land Henry Nash Smith; 3. Pastoralism in America Leo Marx; 4. Myth and the production of history Richard Slotkin; 5. American criticism left and right Gerald Graff; Part II. Perspectives: 6. The novel and the middle class in America Myra Jehlen; 7. Figurations for a new American literary history Houston A. Baker, Jr.; 8. American studies as a cultural program Alan Trachtenberg; 9. Reification and American literature Carolyn Porter; Part III. Texts: 10. Mysteries of the city: a reading of Poe's The Man of the Crowd Robert H. Byer; 11. The politics of The Scarlet Letter Jonathan Arac; 12. Sentimental power: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the politics of literary history Jane Tompkins; 13. Walden and the 'curse of trade' Michael T. Gilmore; Part IV. The Example of Melville: 14. Melville's economy of language Paul Royster; 15. Art, religion, and the problem of authority in Pierre Emory Elliott; 16. The hive of subtlety: 'Benito Cereno' and the liberal hero James H. Kavanagh; 17. Melville and cultural persuasion Donald E. Pease; 18. Afterword Sacvan Bercovitch; Selected bibliography; Index.
EAN: 9780521273091
ISBN: 0521273099
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 464 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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