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Fiction and historical consciousness : the American romance tradition /

Emily Miller Budick.

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Main Author: Budick, E. Miller.
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1989.
Topics: Historical fiction, American - History and criticism. | Romanticism - United States. | Romantisme - États-Unis. | Roman historique américain - Histoire et critique.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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Charting the neutral ground: the historicity of fiction in Cooper's The spy -- Literalism and the New England mind: Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland as American history -- Covenant, sacrifice, and the loss of Eden in the promised land: historical consciousness in Hawthorne's "Roger Malvin's burial" -- Type, antitype, and the burdens of history: the Akedian romance of America -- The spectral evidence of history: skepticism and faith in Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" -- History's veil and the face of the past: acceptance and acknowledgment in Hawthorne's historical romances -- Redemption and renewal from the historical point of view: romance in the cinema House of the Seven Gables -- Reading Emerson: Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby and the romance of historical revision -- The sun also rises: Hemingway's new covenant of history -- Seeking the shores of self: E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime and the moral fiction of history.

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