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A House Undivided : Domesticity and Community in American Literature - Douglas Anderson

A House Undivided

Domesticity and Community in American Literature

Hardcover Published: 23rd February 1990
ISBN: 9780521382878
Number Of Pages: 250

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A whole range of American writers have focused on images of household, domestic virtue, and the feminine or feminized hero. This important new book examines the persistence and flexibility of such themes in the work of classic writers from Ann Bradstreet through Jefferson and Franklin to Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. Without minimizing the differences that divide these figures, Anderson shows the extent to which, in their various circumstances, they were all committed to a common enterprise--a social and cultural reconstruction based on the domestic values of the ideal private household.

'This Great Household upon the Earth'
'To Be Great and Domestic'
Azads in Concord
Hawthorne's Marriages
Melville, Whitman, and the Predicament of Intimacy
Literary Archaeology and The Portrait of a Lady
Emily Dickinson's Adequate Eve
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ISBN: 9780521382878
ISBN-10: 0521382874
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 23rd February 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54