The Resource Writing in the new nation : prose, print, and politics in the early United States, Larzer Ziff

Writing in the new nation : prose, print, and politics in the early United States, Larzer Ziff

Label
Writing in the new nation : prose, print, and politics in the early United States
Title
Writing in the new nation
Title remainder
prose, print, and politics in the early United States
Statement of responsibility
Larzer Ziff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book discusses the relation of literature to society in the first decades of United States history, a relation that was conceptualized by some as one between the republic of letters and the new republic. In that day, most who thought about the matter defined literature as all of written knowledge, which is to say that belles lettres constituted a very small part of what they regarded as literary. Moreover, for a number of them belles lettres were also that part of literature that was the least likely to survive in a new nation, not so much because the agreed with the zealous who argued that reading such writing weakened the moral fiber but because they believed that literature as a fine art was the creature of ujnust privilege, rewarding the patronage of the ruling class by reflecting its values. They thought it unlikely that a societ y of free and equal men would have need for an art that, historically, had diverted the learned and leisured few while conditioning the exploited many to believe that their degraded social position was part of the natural order of things. - p. ix
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziff, Larzer
Dewey number
818/.20809
Index
index present
LC call number
PS367
LC item number
.Z5 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • United States
  • Printing
Label
Writing in the new nation : prose, print, and politics in the early United States, Larzer Ziff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • David Brainerd -- Jonathan Edwards -- Prophet in bearskins -- Immanence versus representation -- Writing and self-division in Crev̀ecoeur's Farmer -- Literary embodiment of revolutionary conditions -- European rage for ruins -- American natural history -- Bartram's Travels -- Ordering the exotic -- Botanizing and republicanism -- Identity and duplicity -- Stephen Burroughs and confidence -- Charlotte Temple and real property -- Arthur Mervyn and personal property -- Benjamin Franklin and urban experience -- Autobiography, secrecy, and books -- Print culture and republican ideology -- Adams, Jefferson, Rush -- Declaration of Independence and personality -- Franklin and representative autobiography -- Rousseau, Emerson, and the return of the immanent -- Thomas Jefferson and Timothy Dwight
  • Continuity despite revolution -- Wieland -- Irving, Cooper, and literary conservatism -- Social science and the Indian -- Lewis and Clark expedition -- Journal versus history -- Language and captivity -- Sensitive frontiersman -- Savage frontiersman -- Wildness and democracy -- Wild man in the margin
Control code
ocm23253121
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780300050400
Lccn
91010291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23253121
Label
Writing in the new nation : prose, print, and politics in the early United States, Larzer Ziff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • David Brainerd -- Jonathan Edwards -- Prophet in bearskins -- Immanence versus representation -- Writing and self-division in Crev̀ecoeur's Farmer -- Literary embodiment of revolutionary conditions -- European rage for ruins -- American natural history -- Bartram's Travels -- Ordering the exotic -- Botanizing and republicanism -- Identity and duplicity -- Stephen Burroughs and confidence -- Charlotte Temple and real property -- Arthur Mervyn and personal property -- Benjamin Franklin and urban experience -- Autobiography, secrecy, and books -- Print culture and republican ideology -- Adams, Jefferson, Rush -- Declaration of Independence and personality -- Franklin and representative autobiography -- Rousseau, Emerson, and the return of the immanent -- Thomas Jefferson and Timothy Dwight
  • Continuity despite revolution -- Wieland -- Irving, Cooper, and literary conservatism -- Social science and the Indian -- Lewis and Clark expedition -- Journal versus history -- Language and captivity -- Sensitive frontiersman -- Savage frontiersman -- Wildness and democracy -- Wild man in the margin
Control code
ocm23253121
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780300050400
Lccn
91010291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23253121

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