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The Resource Beneath the second sun : a cultural history of Indian summer, Adam Sweeting

Beneath the second sun : a cultural history of Indian summer, Adam Sweeting

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Beneath the second sun : a cultural history of Indian summer
Title
Beneath the second sun
Title remainder
a cultural history of Indian summer
Statement of responsibility
Adam Sweeting
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beneath the Second Sun is the first book to systematically treat the history and uses of Indian summer imagery in American life. The author focuses on the ways in which New Englanders traditionally have embraced the season, and he places the celebration of its beauty and its melancholy qualities within the context of Anglo-Native American relations. Sweeting does not try to locate the original definition of Indian summer, rather he explores the more interesting ways in which the season has been imagined and described in American culture." "Nineteenth-century authors such as Philip Freneau, Susan Cooper, Lydia Sigourney, John Greenleaf Whittier, Francis Parkman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and, especially, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and William Dean Howells freely employed Indian summer imagery in their works. In the context of modern American Studies, Sweeting's book is part of a "post-modern" scholarly discussion of how tangible realities such as climate are mediated, even forged, by social needs. Sweeting further investigates the imaginative, early-nineteenth-century "invention" of New England regional identity and integrates traditional American Studies literary and historical concerns with a contemporary interest in the environment and sense of place."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Sweeting, Adam W.
Dewey number
810.9/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS243
LC item number
.S94 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Revisiting New England
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Indians of North America
  • Weather in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Autumn in literature
  • Summer in literature
  • American literature
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • New England
  • New England
Label
Beneath the second sun : a cultural history of Indian summer, Adam Sweeting
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-186) 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
The birth of a season: Indian summer before 1820 -- Science and sentiment: Indian summer in nineteenth-century popular culture -- Fighting words: Native Americans and the naming of Indian summer -- Indian summer and the creation of New England -- With faith as in spring: Thoreau's Indian summer -- Emily Dickinson and Indian summer: beneath the second sun -- Coda: Indian summer in the twentieth century
Control code
51799389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 191 pages
Isbn
9781584653141
Lccn
2003004352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beneath the second sun : a cultural history of Indian summer, Adam Sweeting
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-186) 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
The birth of a season: Indian summer before 1820 -- Science and sentiment: Indian summer in nineteenth-century popular culture -- Fighting words: Native Americans and the naming of Indian summer -- Indian summer and the creation of New England -- With faith as in spring: Thoreau's Indian summer -- Emily Dickinson and Indian summer: beneath the second sun -- Coda: Indian summer in the twentieth century
Control code
51799389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 191 pages
Isbn
9781584653141
Lccn
2003004352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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