Allegory In America: From Puritanism To Postmodernism by D. MadsenAllegory In America: From Puritanism To Postmodernism by D. Madsen

Allegory In America: From Puritanism To Postmodernism

byD. Madsen

Hardcover | December 18, 1995

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Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes a specific text or group of texts. Allegorical indeterminacy is seen to produce a literary tradition that both represents and subverts the ideals of American orthodoxy.
DEBORAH L. MADSEN
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Title:Allegory In America: From Puritanism To PostmodernismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:193 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.25 inPublished:December 18, 1995Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333646185

ISBN - 13:9780333646182

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Foreword - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Allegory in the Old World - Allegory in Colonial New England - Captivity Narratives: Mary Rowlandson, Harriet Jacobs and the Rhetoric of Exceptionalism - Allegory and American Romanticism - Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's Daughter and the Sovereignty of the Self - The Fate of Allegory in the Twentieth Century - John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy and Post-Romantic Allegory - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index