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The brazen face of history : studies in the literary consciousness in America / Lewis P. Simpson.


Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1980] .
ISBN 9780807107522, 0807107522

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Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Amerikaans.
États-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle.
Geistesgeschichte.
Geschichte.
Historiography.
Intellectual life.
Letterkunde.
Literatur.
Literature and history -- United States.
Literature and history.
Literaturkritik.
Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Thema.
USA.
United States -- Historiography.
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States.
Description xvi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The printer as American man of letters -- The symbolism of literary alientation in the Revolutionary age -- The fiction of the real American revolution -- Slavery and modernism -- The act of thought in Virginia -- The Civil War and the failure of literary mind in America -- The southern exodus from Arcadia -- The will to art in postbellum America -- The spectatorial attitude -- The decorum of the writer -- The bard and the clerk -- The legend of the artist -- A fable of civilization -- What survivors do -- The closure of history in a postsouthern America.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6200244
(OCoLC)ocm06200244
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Simpson, Lewis P.
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