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Author Weiss, Shira Wolosky, 1954-

Title Poetry and public discourse in nineteenth-century America / Shira Wolosky

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
 RWU Main Library  PS316 .W45 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Note Includes index
Includes bibliographical references and index
"Poetry and Public Discourse explores nineteenth- century poetry as it addresses and engages in major concerns of American cultural life. It focuses on gender, biblical politics, Revolutionary discourses and racial, sectional, and religious identities, as these contend and negotiate with each other in the shaping of a pluralist democratic polity. Nineteenth-century American poetry, far from being the self-reflective art object of twentieth-century aesthetic theory, offers a rhetorical arena in which civic, economic, and religious trends intersect with each other in mutual definition and investigation. Poetry emerges as a core impulse in the formation of American identity and cultural definition"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject American poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
National characteristics, American, in literature
Public opinion in literature
ISBN 9780230104310 (hardback)
0230104312 (hardback)