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Lost in the customhouse:authorship in the Americain renaissance.

Loving, Jerome

ISBN 10: 0877454043 / ISBN 13: 9780877454045
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Titel: Lost in the customhouse:authorship in the ...

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Iowa City: university of Iowa Press, 1993.Or. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xx,248 pp. Index. Condition : very good. ISBN 0877454043 [KEYWORDS: LITERARY CRITICISM, literary criticism, United States. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 153986

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Inhaltsangabe: In this vigorous challenge to dominant literary criticism, Jerome Loving extends the traditional period of American literary rebirth to the end of the 19th century and argues for the intrinsic value of literature in the face of new historicist and deconstructionist readings. Bucking the trend for revisionist interpretations, Loving discusses the major work of the 19th centuryOCOs canonized writers as restorative adventures with the self and society.From Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Thoreau, and Emerson to Whitman, Twain, Dickinson, James, Chopin, and Dreiser, Loving finds the American literary tradition filled with narrators who keep waking up to the central scene of the authorOCOs real or imagined life. They travel through a customhouse of the imagination in which the Old World experience of the present is taxed by the New World of the utopian past, where life is always cyclical instead of linear and ameliorative.Loving celebrates, enjoys, and experiences these awakened and reborn writers as he challenges the notion that American literature is preponderately OC cultural work.OCO In the epilogue, he packs up his own carpetbagOCothe American egoOCoand passes through the European customhouse to find that American writers are more readily perceived as literary geniuses outside their culture than within it."

Über den Autor: Jerome Loving is the author of "Lost in the Customhouse: Authorship in the American Renaissance" (1993), "Emily Dickinson: The Poet on the Second Story" (1986), "Emerson, Whitman, and the American Muse" (1982), and "Walt Whitman's Champion: William Douglas O'Connor" (1978). He is the editor of Frank Norris's "McTeague" (1995), Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (1990), and "Civil War Letters of George Washington Whitman" (1975).

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