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Nationalism & Literature: The Politics of Culture in Canada & the United States

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This analysis of two hundred American and Canadian novels offers a new theory of national literatures, demonstrating that national canon formation occurs in tandem with nation-building. It accounts for cross-national differences and illuminates the historically constructed and symbolic nature of the relationship between literature and the nation-state. High-culture national literatures are selected as different from other novels; popular-culture bestsellers are mass market commodities for the largest, least differentiated audience.

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Theory of formation of national literatures, based on analysis of 200 American and Canadian novels.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: cultural fields and literary use; 2. Nation-building and the historical timing of a national literature in the United States; 3. Nation-building and the historical timing of a national literature in Candada; 4. The canonical novels: the politics of cultural nationalism: the literary prize-winners: revision and renewal; 6. The bestsellers: the economics of publishing and the convergence of popular taste; 7. Literarymeaning and cultural use; Appendices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521570022
Author:
Corse, Sarah M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Seidman, Steven
Author:
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Subject:
American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Subject:
Canadian literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Subject:
National characteristics, Canadian, in literature.
Subject:
Politics and literature -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 tables
Pages:
223

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