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Fictions of the past : Hawthorne & Melville /

Alide Cagidemetrio.

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Main Author: Cagidemetrio, Alide.
Published: Amherst, Mass. : Distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press, ©1992.
Topics: Historical fiction, American - History and criticism. | American fiction - 19th century - History and criticism. | LITERARY CRITICISM - American - General. | Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 - Knowledge - History. | Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 - Knowledge - History.
Regions: United States - In literature. | United States.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne. pt. I. The Phantasmagorias of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1. On phantasmagorias and Hawthorne. 2. Phantasmagoric shows and the poetics of romance. 3. History as phantasmagoria. 4. Palimpsests of phantasmagorias, or the making of historical symbols: The Legends of the Province-House. 5. The Legends of the Province-House and the phantasmagoric effects of symbols. pt. II. Phantasmagorias, Telegraphs, and the American Claim to the Past. 6. A Transatlantic Cable and The Ancestral Footstep. 7. Modern telegraphy. 8. The phantasmagoria of national memory: Etherege and Grimshawe. 9. Footsteps of blood and The Elixir of Life -- Herman Melville. pt. I. Herman Melville and the Past as an American Sourcebook. 1. An authentic book of the past: Israel Potter, revolutionary soldier. 2. The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter: the source. 3. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, a Parallel, a Type, and a Prophecy. 4. The political Messiah is in us. 5. The ur-source of national prophecy. pt. II. Usable Pasts and Collective Memories. 6. On the Fourth of July. 7. On the Bunker Hill Monument. 8. An old tombstone retouched. Final Remarks: If All History Is in One Man.

Table of Contents for: Fictions of the past : Hawthorne & Melvi