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Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

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Using a variety of historical sources, Richard H. Brodhead reconstructs the institutionalized literary worlds that coexisted in nineteenth-century America: the middle-class domestic culture of letters, the culture of mass-produced cheap reading, the militantly hierarchical high culture of post-emancipation black education. He describes how these socially structured worlds of writing shaped the terms of literary practice for writers like Stowe, Hawthorne, Fanny Fern, Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Charles Chesnutt.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-240) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: On the Idea of Cultures of Letters

1: Sparing the Rod: Discipline and Fiction in Antebellum America

2: Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainment

3: Starting Out in the 1860s: Alcott, Authorship, and the Postbellum

Literary Field

4: The Reading of Regions

For a History of Literary Access

The Reading of Regions: A Study in the Social Life of Forms

5: Jewett, Regionalism, and Writing as Women's Work

6: "Why Could Not a Colored Man?": Chesnutt and the Transaction of

Authorship

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226075266
Author:
Brodhead, Richard H.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Authors and readers
Subject:
Authorship -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
American literature -- 19th century.
Subject:
Literature and society -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Academic Life
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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