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The Resource Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy

Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy

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Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe
Title
Strange nation
Title remainder
literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe
Statement of responsibility
J. Gerald Kennedy
Title variation
Literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " After the War of 1812, Americans belatedly realized that they lacked national identity. The subsequent campaign to articulate nationality transformed every facet of culture from architecture to painting, and in the realm of letters, literary jingoism embroiled American authors in the heated politics of nationalism. The age demanded stirring images of U.S. virtue, often achieved by contriving myths and obscuring brutalities. Between these sanitized narratives of the nation and U.S. social reality lay a grotesque discontinuity: vehement conflicts over slavery, Indian removal, immigration, and territorial expansion divided the country. Authors such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine M. Sedgwick, William Gilmore Simms, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Lydia Maria Child wrestled uneasily with the imperative to revise history to produce national fable. Counter-narratives by fugitive slaves, Native Americans, and defiant women subverted literary nationalism by exposing the plight of the unfree and dispossessed. And with them all, Edgar Allan Poe openly mocked literary nationalism and deplored the celebration of "stupid" books appealing to provincial self-congratulation. More than any other author, he personifies the contrary, alien perspective that discerns the weird operations at work behind the facade of American nation-building. "--
  • "Examining work by William Wells Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Caroline Kirkland, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and others, Strange Nation investigates America's often vexed relationship with the practice of literary nationalism"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.N38
LC item number
K46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Strangeness of American Nationhood -- Chapter 1: Refiguring the Foreign: Irving, Poe, and America's "Europe" -- Chapter 2: Writing Against the Nation: Cooper's Gleanings -- Chapter 3: Patriotic Anti-Nationalism: Minority Reports from Abroad -- Chapter 4: Cleansing Actions: Rewriting the Border Wars -- Chapter 5: Removal and Remorse in Jacksonian America -- Chapter 6: National Awakening: Reconstructing the Revolution -- Chapter 7: America Against Itself: The South, Slavery, and Dissociative National Identities -- Chapter 8: The Cartography of Destiny and the Savage West -- Chapter 9: The Interpreter of National Maladies: Poe's American Turn -- Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780195393682
Lccn
2016000600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927363760
Label
Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Strangeness of American Nationhood -- Chapter 1: Refiguring the Foreign: Irving, Poe, and America's "Europe" -- Chapter 2: Writing Against the Nation: Cooper's Gleanings -- Chapter 3: Patriotic Anti-Nationalism: Minority Reports from Abroad -- Chapter 4: Cleansing Actions: Rewriting the Border Wars -- Chapter 5: Removal and Remorse in Jacksonian America -- Chapter 6: National Awakening: Reconstructing the Revolution -- Chapter 7: America Against Itself: The South, Slavery, and Dissociative National Identities -- Chapter 8: The Cartography of Destiny and the Savage West -- Chapter 9: The Interpreter of National Maladies: Poe's American Turn -- Bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780195393682
Lccn
2016000600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927363760

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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