Intimacy and Family in Early American Writing (BOK)

Erica Burleigh

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Through the prism of intimacy, Erica Burleigh sheds light here on eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century American texts. Drawing on the early periodical press, American writers used representations of intimacy to redescribe political union and Americanness as more than a product of geography or legislation. Writers in the young Republic worked through ways to understand the grounding of individual and communal intimate bonds - such as shared secrets, moral agreement, spatial proximity, reciprocal obligation, and universalism. Among these analogical devices, the trope of the family recurred to produce volatile and contradictory images - both intimately familiar and frighteningly alienating - through which early American writers and readers encountered and responded to upheavals in their cultural landscape.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Erica Burleigh
ISBN 9781137404077
Antall sider 220 Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,3cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 387 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800