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Author Burleigh, Erica, 1973- author
Title Intimacy and family in early American writing / Erica Burleigh
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource
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Note Includes bibliographical references
Introduction: Intimacy, Integrity, Interdependence -- 1. Discursive Intimacy: Franklin Reads the Spectator with Bifocals -- 2. 'Regular Love,' Incest, and Intimacy in "The Power of Sympathy" and "The Coquette" -- 3. Incommensurate Equivalences: Genre, Representation, and Equity in Clara Howard and Jane Talbot -- 4. Sisters in Arms: Incest, Miscegenation, and Sacrifice in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie" -- 5. 'Mangled and Bleeding' Facts: Proslavery Novels and the Temporality of Sentiment -- 6. Bibliography
Through the prism of intimacy, Erica Burleigh sheds light here on eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century American texts. Drawing on the early periodical press, American writers used representations of intimacy to redescribe political union and Americanness as more than a product of geography or legislation. Writers in the young Republic worked through ways to understand the grounding of individual and communal intimate bonds - such as shared secrets, moral agreement, spatial proximity, reciprocal obligation, and universalism. Among these analogical devices, the trope of the family recurred to produce volatile and contradictory images - both intimately familiar and frighteningly alienating - through which early American writers and readers encountered and responded to upheavals in their cultural landscape
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Link Print version: Burleigh, Erica, 1973- author. Intimacy and Family in Early American Writing 9781137404077 (DLC) 2013047594 (OCoLC)869065248
Subject 1600 - 1850 fast
American literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism
American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism
American literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- History and criticism
Communities in literature
Families in literature
Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
American literature -- Colonial period. fast (OCoLC)fst01711006
American literature -- Revolutionary period (United States) fast (OCoLC)fst01711007
American literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00807113
Communities in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst01430093
Families in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00920365
Intimacy (Psychology) in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00977725
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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