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Author Miller, Brook
Title America and the British imaginary in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Literature [electronic resource] / Brook Miller
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (x, 246 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- The Travel Book: Performing British Culture in America and on the Page -- Commerce, Reunion, and the Anglo-American Public Sphere -- The White Atlantic: Anglo-Saxon Racialism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century -- Modernity, Fabulation, and America in Dracula -- Holroyd's Man: Tradition, Fetishization, and the United States in Nostromo -- Americanization and Henry James -- Conclusion
In an innovative reading of fin-de-siecle cultural texts, Brook Miller argues that British representations of America, Americans, and Anglo-American relations at the turn of the twentieth century provided an important forum for cultural distinction. Analyzing America, Miller finds, provided an indirect form of self-scrutiny for British writers and readers, who remained safely insulated by the superiority that critiquing American difference invoked
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Link Print version: Miller, Brook. America and the British imaginary in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Literature. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230103764 (DLC) 2010012672 (OCoLC)548583322
Subject English literature -- American influences
National characteristics, British, in literature
National characteristics, American, in literature
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Civilization -- British influences
America -- In literature
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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