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Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture : Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere Series Number 145 - Anna Brickhouse

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere Series Number 145

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780521841726
Number Of Pages: 344

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This wide-ranging comparative study argues for a fundamental reassessment of the literary history of the nineteenth-century United States within the transamerican and multilingual contexts that shaped it. Drawing on an array of texts in English, French, and Spanish by both canonical and neglected writers and activists, Anna Brickhouse investigates interactions between U.S., Latin American, and Caribbean literatures. Her many examples and case studies include the Mexican genealogies of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the rewriting of Uncle Tom's Cabin by a Haitian dramatist, and a French Caribbean translation of the poetry of Phillis Wheatley. Brickhouse uncovers lines of literary influence and descent linking Philadelphia and Havana, Port-au-Prince and Boston, Paris and New Orleans. She argues for a new understanding of this most formative period of literary production in the United States as a 'transamerican renaissance', a rich era of literary border-crossing and transcontinental cultural exchange.

From the hardback review: '... offers several enticing points of departure and helpfully suggests 'new ways we might organize our narratives of nineteenth-century literature'.' Journal of American Studies

Acknowledgements
Note on texts and translations
Prologue
Introduction: transamerican renaissance
Scattered traditions: the transamerican genealogies of Jicotencal
A francophone view of comparative American literature: Revue des Colonies and the translations of abolition
Cuban stories
Hawthornea's Mexican genealogies
Transamerican theatre: Pierre Faubert and L'Oncle Tom
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521841726
ISBN-10: 0521841720
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68