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Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville, David S. Reynolds

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Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville
Title
Beneath the American Renaissance
Title remainder
the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville
Statement of responsibility
David S. Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A study of prominent 19th century American writers shows how they assimilated themes and images from popular culture into their art, particulary sensationalistic literature that addressed controversial themes such as religion, slavery, sexual mores, and workers' and women's rights
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, David S.
Index
index present
LC call number
PS208
LC item number
.R49 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Melville, Herman
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Melville, Herman
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Melville, Herman
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Social norms in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Literatura y sociedad
  • Literatura popular
  • Problemas sociales en la literatura
  • Sensacionalismo en la literatura
  • Mujeres en la literatura
  • Littérature américaine
  • Paralittérature
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Sensationnalisme dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • American literature
  • Contemporaries
  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Social norms in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Letterkunde
  • New England Renaissance
  • Volkskultur
  • Literatur
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville, David S. Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The open text: American writers and their environment -- pt. 1 : God's bow, man's arrows: religion, reform, and American literature -- The new religious style -- The reform impulse and the paradox of immoral didacticism -- The transcendentalists, Whitman, and popular reform -- Hawthorne and the reform impulse -- Melville's whited sepulchres --
  • pt. 2 : Public poison: sensationalism and sexuality -- The sensational press and the rise of subversive literature -- The erotic imagination -- Poe and popular irrationalism -- Hawthorne's cultural demons -- Melville's ruthless democracy -- Whitman's transfigured sensationalism --
  • pt. 3 : Other Amazons: women's rights, women's wrongs, and the literary imagination -- Types of American womanhood -- Hawthorne's heroines -- The American women's renaissance and Emily Dickinson --
  • pt. 4 : The grotesque posture: popular humor and the American subversive style -- The carnivalization of American language -- Transcendental wild oats -- Whitman's poetic humor -- Stylized laughter in Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 625 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780394544489
Lccn
87040491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17385280
  • (OCoLC)ocm17385280
Label
Beneath the American Renaissance : the subversive imagination in the age of Emerson and Melville, David S. Reynolds
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : The open text: American writers and their environment -- pt. 1 : God's bow, man's arrows: religion, reform, and American literature -- The new religious style -- The reform impulse and the paradox of immoral didacticism -- The transcendentalists, Whitman, and popular reform -- Hawthorne and the reform impulse -- Melville's whited sepulchres --
  • pt. 2 : Public poison: sensationalism and sexuality -- The sensational press and the rise of subversive literature -- The erotic imagination -- Poe and popular irrationalism -- Hawthorne's cultural demons -- Melville's ruthless democracy -- Whitman's transfigured sensationalism --
  • pt. 3 : Other Amazons: women's rights, women's wrongs, and the literary imagination -- Types of American womanhood -- Hawthorne's heroines -- The American women's renaissance and Emily Dickinson --
  • pt. 4 : The grotesque posture: popular humor and the American subversive style -- The carnivalization of American language -- Transcendental wild oats -- Whitman's poetic humor -- Stylized laughter in Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 625 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780394544489
Lccn
87040491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17385280
  • (OCoLC)ocm17385280

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