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The complicity of imagination [electronic resource] : the American renaissance, contests of authority, and seventeenth-century English culture /
Robin Grey.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
description
viii, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521495385 (hc)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
isbn
0521495385 (hc)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8359021
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-280) and index.
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"...thoroughly researched, well written, and genuinely compelling...This fascinating study is highly reccomended." Christianity and Literature
"The Complicity of Imagination should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the seventeenth-century allusiveness built into the works of Emerson, FUller, Thoreau, and Melville." Matthew A. Fike, College Literature
"The Complicity of Imagination is a refreshing look at one of the sources of the American Renaissance: seventeenth-century English literature...well-documented and thought out. This is an informed, original, and very useful study that not only places the four authors solidly within the larger English literary tradition, but also allows us to understand their literary art better than we did before." Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"The Complicity of Imagination provides some excellent insights into certain aspects of the American Renaissance's reception of seventeenth-century English Literature....it will prove worth the while of all those interested in the sources from which antebellum New England drew its inspiration." K.P. Van Anglen, The New England Quarterly
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Grey examines the complex relationship between four 19th century authors and the culture and politics of 17th century England, challenging the notion that antebellum Americans were burdened with a sense of cultural inferiority.
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The Complicity of Imagination examines the rich and complex relationship between four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. Challenging the notion that antebellum Americans were burdened by a sense of cultural inferiority in both their thought and their writing, this study portrays an American Renaissance whose writers were deeply enough read in the literature and controversies of seventeenth-century England to appropriate its cultural artifacts for their own purposes. By exploring the broader cultural implications of intertextual relationships, this book demonstrates how literary texts participate in the artistic, political and theological tensions within American culture.
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The Complicity of Imagination examines the relationship between four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. This book demonstrates how literary texts participate in the artistic, political and theological tensions within American culture.
Description for Bookstore
The Complicity of Imagination examines the rich and complex relationship between four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. This study portrays an American Renaissance whose writers were deeply enough read in the literature and controversies of seventeenth-century England to appropriate its cultural artifacts for their own purposes. By exploring the broader cultural implications of intertextual relationships, this book demonstrates how literary texts participate in the artistic, political, and theological tensions within American culture.
Main Description
The Complicity of Imagination examines the rich and complex relationship among four nineteenth-century authors and the culture and politics of seventeenth-century England. This study portrays an American Renaissance whose writers were deeply enough read in the literature and controversies of seventeenth-century England to appropriate its cultural artifacts for their own purposes. By exploring the broader cultural implications of intertextual relationships, this book demonstrates how literary texts participate in the artistic, political, and theological tensions within American culture.
Table of Contents
Cultural predicaments and authorial responses
A Seraph's Eloquence: Emerson's inspired language and Milton's apocalyptic prose
Margaret Fuller's The Two Herberts: Emerson and the disavowal of sequestered virtue
As If a Green Bough were Laid Across the Page: Thoreau's seventeenth-century landscapes and extravagant personae
Melville's Mardi and Moby-Dick; marvelous travel narratives, and seventeenth-century methods of inquiry
Surmising the infidel: Melville reads Milton
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