Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Hsuan L. HsuGeography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Hsuan L. Hsu

Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

byHsuan L. Hsu

Hardcover | June 14, 2010

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In Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Hsuan L. Hsu examines how literature represents different kinds of spaces ranging from the single-family home to the globe. He focuses on authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Sarah Orne Jewett, who drew on literary tools such as rhetoric, setting, and point of view to mediate between individuals and different kinds of spaces. These authors used forms such as the regional sketch, the domestic novel, and the detective story to re-examine how local spaces and communities would change when incorporated into global economic and political networks. Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature is valuable reading for American literature scholars, and for all concerned with intersections between literature and geography.
Title:Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:June 14, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521197066

ISBN - 13:9780521197069

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Acknowledgments; Introduction: scales of identification; 1. Democratic expansionism, gothic geographies, and Charles Brockden Brown; 2. Urban apartments, global cities: the enlargement of private space in Poe and James; 3. Cultural orphans: domesticity, missionaries, and China from Stowe to Sui Sin Far; 4. 'The Checkered Globe': cosmopolitan despair in the American Pacific; 5. Literature and regional production; Epilogue: scales of resistance.