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The Resource Our preposterous use of literature : Emerson and the nature of reading, T. S. McMillin

Our preposterous use of literature : Emerson and the nature of reading, T. S. McMillin

Label
Our preposterous use of literature : Emerson and the nature of reading
Title
Our preposterous use of literature
Title remainder
Emerson and the nature of reading
Statement of responsibility
T. S. McMillin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Our Preposterous Use of Literature is a critique of summary uses of literature and encapsulating methods of reading, methods that in effect limit or destroy the texts they purport to interpret. Using the historical reception of the works of Emerson as a case study, T. S. McMillin conducts a bold inquiry into the political and philosophical nature of reading. He examines the ways in which Emerson's texts have been read in the United States, the myriad methods by which those texts have been pillaged, picked over, and repackaged - in a word, consumed - by biographers, political apologists, self-help proponents, entrepreneurs, and academicians alike. McMillin shows how a reductive, consumptive method of reading alters both the process of the textual encounter and the nature of the text itself. Our Preposterous Use of Literature proposes a new natural philosophy of reading: a method of reading at once more responsible to the texts we interpret and more closely connected to the worlds in which our interpretations take place."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillin, T. S.
Dewey number
814/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1638
LC item number
.M38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Our preposterous use of literature : Emerson and the nature of reading, T. S. McMillin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-179) 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
  • Foolish Consistencies
  • 5.
  • American Scholars and the Objects of Criticism
  • 6.
  • Toward a Natural Philosophy of Reading
  • Introduction: What's the Use of Literature?
  • 1.
  • The Consumption of Emerson
  • 2.
  • Writing in the Name of Emerson
  • 3.
  • Waldo, Inc.
  • 4.
Control code
41580350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780252025389
Lccn
99006662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Our preposterous use of literature : Emerson and the nature of reading, T. S. McMillin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-179) 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
  • Foolish Consistencies
  • 5.
  • American Scholars and the Objects of Criticism
  • 6.
  • Toward a Natural Philosophy of Reading
  • Introduction: What's the Use of Literature?
  • 1.
  • The Consumption of Emerson
  • 2.
  • Writing in the Name of Emerson
  • 3.
  • Waldo, Inc.
  • 4.
Control code
41580350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780252025389
Lccn
99006662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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