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The Resource The power of historical knowledge : narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser, Susan L. Mizruchi

The power of historical knowledge : narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser, Susan L. Mizruchi

Label
The power of historical knowledge : narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser
Title
The power of historical knowledge
Title remainder
narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser
Statement of responsibility
Susan L. Mizruchi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists. Using nineteenth-century theories of history as well as recent narratological models, she examines reconstructions of the past in The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), and An American Tragedy (1925). Her special focus allows us to see that the efforts (on the part of characters and narrators alike) to reshape the past reveal both anxieties about the self and larger struggles for political power. Professor Mizruchi demonstrates the deepening connections between narrative and political coercion from Hawthorne to Dreiser, whose novels (as she further shows) both incorporate, and portray their characters incorporating, the conditions of their contemporary worlds. Her argument addresses a major contemporary dialogue on the subversive qualities of American texts and the place of history in literary interpretation. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mizruchi, Susan L.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Dreiser, Theodore
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Literature and history
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Literature and history
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • United States
  • Anglo-American Literature, general
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature and history
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Englische Literatur Amerikas
Label
The power of historical knowledge : narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser, Susan L. Mizruchi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FIVE. American Innocence and English Perils: The Treachery of Tales in The Wings of the Dove
  • SIX. The Power of Mere Fable: Reconstructing the Past in An American Tragedy
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ONE. The Problem of History in American Literature
  • TWO. The Problem of History in American Historiography
  • THREE. From History To Gingerbread: Manufacturing a Republic in The House of the Seven Gables
  • FOUR. The Politics of Temporality in The Bostonians
Control code
ocn889253557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859191
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859191
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73839g
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253557
Label
The power of historical knowledge : narrating the past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser, Susan L. Mizruchi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FIVE. American Innocence and English Perils: The Treachery of Tales in The Wings of the Dove
  • SIX. The Power of Mere Fable: Reconstructing the Past in An American Tragedy
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ONE. The Problem of History in American Literature
  • TWO. The Problem of History in American Historiography
  • THREE. From History To Gingerbread: Manufacturing a Republic in The House of the Seven Gables
  • FOUR. The Politics of Temporality in The Bostonians
Control code
ocn889253557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859191
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859191
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73839g
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253557

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