The Resource The complicity of imagination : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture, Robin Grey

The complicity of imagination : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture, Robin Grey

Label
The complicity of imagination : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture
Title
The complicity of imagination
Title remainder
the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture
Statement of responsibility
Robin Grey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • American writers such as Emerson, Fuller, Thoreau, and Melville consciously absorbed literary, philosophical, and political strategies from their reading in the earlier period in order to interrogate the orthodoxies of American Whigs, as well as the agenda of the radical Democratic 'Young Americans.' By exploring the broader cultural implications of intertextual relationships, this book demonstrates how literary texts participate in the artistic, political, and theological tensions within American culture
  • The Complicity of Imagination examines the rich and complex relationship between four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. Challenging the notion that antebellum Americans were burdened by a sense of cultural inferiority in both their thought and their writing, this study portrays an American Renaissance whose writers were familiar enough with the literature and controversies of seventeenth-century England to appropriate its cultural artifacts for their own purposes
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.E5
LC item number
G74 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
106
Label
The complicity of imagination : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture, Robin Grey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-280) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Antebellum America and the culture of seventeenth-century England -- Cultural predicaments and authorial responses -- "A seraph's eloquence": Emerson's inspired language and Milton's apocalyptic prose -- Margaret Fuller's "The Two Herberts," Emerson, and the disavowal of sequestered virtue -- "As if a green bough were laid across the page": Thoreau's seventeenth-century landscapes and extravagant personae -- Melville's Mardi and Moby-Dick, marvelous travel narratives, and seventeenth-century methods of inquiry -- Surmising the infidel: Melville reads Milton
Control code
ocm47010870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511003738
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b25958598
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47010870
  • acaebk0511003730

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