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The Pragmatist Turn

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the Formation of American Literature
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ISBN-13:
9780813940823
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
218
Autor:
Giles Gunn
Serie:
Studies in Religion and Culture University of Virginia Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
In The Pragmatist Turn, renowned scholar of American literature and thought Giles Gunn offers a new critical history of the way seventeenth-century religion and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment influenced the formation of subsequent American writing. This shaping was dependent on their pragmatic refiguration less as systems of belief and thought than as frames of reflection and structures of feeling, what he calls spiritual imaginaries.Drawing on a large number of figures from earlier periods and examining how they influenced generations of writers from the nineteenth century into the early twenty-first -including Henry Adams, Frederick Douglass, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, William James, Henry James, Kenneth Burke, and Toni Morrison-Gunn reveals how the idea or symbolic imaginary of "America" itself was drastically altered in the process.