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The Resource Emerson's ghosts : literature, politics, and the making of Americanists, by Randall Fuller

Emerson's ghosts : literature, politics, and the making of Americanists, by Randall Fuller

Label
Emerson's ghosts : literature, politics, and the making of Americanists
Title
Emerson's ghosts
Title remainder
literature, politics, and the making of Americanists
Statement of responsibility
by Randall Fuller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative study, Randall Fuller examines the way influential twentieth-century critics have understood and deployed Emerson as part of their own larger projects aimed at reconceiving America. He examines previously unpublished material and original research on Van Wyck Brooks, Perry Miller. F.O. Matthiessen, and Sacvan Bercovitch along with other supporting thinkers. Emerging from this research is not only the first in-depth account of Emerson's cultural construction but also a deeply engaging institutional history of American literary studies in the twentieth century." "A work of American literary history, Emerson's Ghosts is also a study of how a scholar's individual perspective and prevailing cultural conditions can merge and impel the critic to redirect the course of a present moment - often experienced as disappointing and unfulfilled - toward a desired future. When an engaged but theoretical mind meets with an impassive history, some of our most imaginative and brilliant critics have responded, often and suggestively, by turning toward Emerson. Fuller speculates about why - why that turn - and considers what it has meant for those who follow. His answers provide compelling reading for anyone interested in the convergent forces that have carved the panorama of American cultural history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fuller, Randall
Dewey number
814/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1637.3
LC item number
.F86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Politics and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Criticism
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Politics and literature
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Emerson's ghosts : literature, politics, and the making of Americanists, by Randall Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 haunting of American literature -- Emerson in the Gilded Age -- How to dismantle American culture : Van Wyck Brooks and oppositional criticism -- F.O. Matthiessen and the tragedy of the American scholar -- Perry Miller's errand into the wilderness -- Sacvan Bercovitch as "American" scholar -- Emerson's ghosts
Control code
76064731
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780195313925
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006037233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76064731
Label
Emerson's ghosts : literature, politics, and the making of Americanists, by Randall Fuller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 haunting of American literature -- Emerson in the Gilded Age -- How to dismantle American culture : Van Wyck Brooks and oppositional criticism -- F.O. Matthiessen and the tragedy of the American scholar -- Perry Miller's errand into the wilderness -- Sacvan Bercovitch as "American" scholar -- Emerson's ghosts
Control code
76064731
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780195313925
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006037233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76064731

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