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American hieroglyphics : the symbol of the Egyptian hieroglyphics in the American Renaissance / John T. Irwin.

; Ebooks Corporation
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1980.
ISBN 0300024711

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Subjects American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Egyptian influences.
Egypt -- In literature.
Hieroglyphics in literature.
Symbolism in literature.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865.
Description 1 online resource.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
EBL demand-driven acquisition. LOCAL
Contents pt. 1. Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman: Champollion and the historical background: Emerson's hieroglyphical emblems -- Thoreau: the single, basic form -patenting a leaf -- Whitman: hieroglyphic bibles and phallic songs -- pt. 2. Poe: The hieroglyphics and the quest for origins: the myth of hieroglyphic doubling -- Ends and origins: the voyage to the polar abyss and the journey to the source of the Nile; the survival of the manuscript -- Certainty and credibility -self-evidence and self-reference: Nietzsche and tragedy -Whitman and opera; the open road -- Writing self/written self: the dark double; the overwhelming of the vessel -- Cannibalism and sacrifice: metaphors of the body -transfiguration, transubstantiation, resurrection, and ascension -- Narcissus and the illusion of depth -- Self-recognition: deciphering a mnemic inscription; historical amnesia and personal anamnesis -- Repetition: symbolic death and rebirth; the infinite and the indefinite; the mechanism of foreshadowing -- The unfinished narrative: the cavern inscription on Tsalal; survival in an image -- The white shadow: imaging the indefinite; reading the spirit from the letter; the finality of revenge, the alogical status of the self -- The return to oneness: breaking the crypt; the limits of interpretation; the ultimate certainty -- pt. 3. Hawthorne and Melville: Hawthorne: the ambiguity of the hieroglyphics; the unstable self and its roles; mirror image and phonetic veil; the feminine role of the artist; veil and phallus; the book as partial object -- Melville: the indeterminate ground; a conjunction of fountain and vortex; the myth of Isis and Osiris; master oppositions; the doubleness of the self and the illusion of consistent character; Dionysus and Apollo; mask and phallus; the chain of partial objects.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Source Description Description based on print version record.
Other Identifiers ybp13193443
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (NhCcYBP)YBP13193443


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