American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

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These diverse essays recast the place of aesthetics in production a consumption of American literature. Contributors showcase the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring politics, culture, ideology, a conceptions of identity into their critiques, combining close readings of individual works a authors with theoretical discussions.Also see Jonathan Araca#39;s seminal essay on Hawthornea#39;s The Scarlet Letter, where he points to the curious fact that a€œin some current criticism, a#39;indeterminacya#39; functions as a closurea€ (249). Arac, a€œThe Politics of The Scarlet Letter, a€ in Bercovitchanbsp;...

Title:American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions
Author:Cindy Weinstein, Christopher Looby
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-07-24


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