Allegory in America (Innbundet)

From Puritanism to Postmodernism

Serie: Studies in Literature and Religion 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1995
Antall sider: 193
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333646182
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale Allegory in America
Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes a specific text or group of texts. Allegorical indeterminacy is seen to produce a literary tradition that both represents and subverts the ideals of American orthodoxy.

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