Graduate studies at Western
Cambridge University Press (2004)
|Abstract||Robert Abrams argues that new concepts of space and landscape emerged in mid-nineteenth-century American writing, marking a linguistic and interpretative limit to American expansion. Abrams supports the radical elements of antebellum writing, where writers from Hawthorne to Rebecca Harding Davis disputed the naturalizing discourses of mid-nineteenth century society. Whereas previous critics find in antebellum writing a desire to convert chaos into an affirmative, liberal agenda, Abrams contends that authors of the 1840s and 50s deconstructed more than they constructed.|
|Keywords||American literature History and criticism Skepticism in literature Alienation (Social psychology) in literature Place (Philosophy) in literature Landscape in literature Geography in literature|
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|Call number||PS217.S5.A26 2004|
|ISBN(s)||052111988X 0521830648 9780521830645|
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