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The Place of Fiction in the Time of Science: A Disciplinary History of American Writing (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)

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In this major new book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have written in an age increasingly dominated by science. He focuses in particular on Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--three highly articulate and alarmed witnesses to the great crisis in modern intellectual history, the professionalization of science. It was, Limon argues, especially difficult for American writers to face this crisis because, since America had been born in an age of expanding scientific consciousness and thus no appeal could be made to traditional, pre-scientific values.

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In this book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have approached the writing of fiction in an age increasingly dominated by science.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-209) and index.

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ISBN:
9780521352512
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Limon, John
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, England
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Literature and science
Subject:
Science in literature
Subject:
American fiction -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American fiction--History and criticism Ameri
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 191-209.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
19900231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9.27x6.22x.86 in. 1.01 lbs.

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