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The veracious imagination, essays on American history, literature, and biography / Cushing Strout.

1st ed.. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press ; [1981] .
ISBN 9780819550484, 0819550485

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Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Biographische Literatur.
Geschichte (Motiv)
Literature and history -- United States.
Literature and history.
Narration (Rhetoric)
United States -- Historiography.
United States.
Description xiv, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents part 1. Narrative explanation: The fortunes of telling -- Causation and the American Civil War -- The unfinished arch: William James and the idea of history -- part 2. The political novel and the idea of history: Uncle Tom's cabin and the portent of millennium -- Radical religion and the American political novel -- Politics and the American literary imagination -- part 3. The veracious and the voracious imaginations: The rediscovery of the documentary -- Analogical history: The crucible -- Hazards of the border country: some contemporary historical novels -- The antihistorical novel -- part 4. Psychological biography: William James and the twice-born sick soul -- Ego psychology and the historian -- Personality and cultural history in the novel -- Clio, Psyche, and the literary artist.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6422413
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Strout, Cushing.
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