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The Resource American sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation, Caleb Crain

American sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation, Caleb Crain

Label
American sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation
Title
American sympathy
Title remainder
men, friendship, and literature in the new nation
Statement of responsibility
Caleb Crain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an analysis that weaves together literary criticism and historical narrative, Crain describes the strong friendships between men that supported and inspired some of America's greatest writing - the Gothic novels of Charles Brockden Brown, the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the novels of Herman Melville. He traces the genealogy of these friendships through a series of stories. A dapper English spy inspires a Quaker boy to run away from home. Three Philadelphia gentlemen conduct a romance through diaries and letters in the 1780s. Flighty teenager Charles Brockden Brown metamorphoses into a horror novelist by treating his friends as his literary guinea pigs. Emerson exchanges glances with a Harvard classmate but sacrifices his crush on the alter of literature - a decision Margaret Fuller invites him to reconsider two decades later. Throughout this book, Crain demonstrates the many ways in which the struggle to commit feelings to paper informed the shape and texture of American literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crain, Caleb
Dewey number
810.9/352041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.M36
LC item number
C7 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Male friendship
  • Male friendship in literature
  • Sympathy in literature
  • American literature
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
American sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation, Caleb Crain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the pear grove : the romance of Leander, Lorenzo, and Castalio -- The decomposition of Charles Brockden Brown : sympathy in Brown's letters -- The transformation, the self devoted, and the dead recalled : sympathy in Brown's fiction -- The unacknowledged tie : young Emerson and the love of men -- Too good to be believed : Emerson's "Friendship" and the Samaritans -- The heart ruled out : Melville's Palinode
Control code
45166603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300083323
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
American sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation, Caleb Crain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the pear grove : the romance of Leander, Lorenzo, and Castalio -- The decomposition of Charles Brockden Brown : sympathy in Brown's letters -- The transformation, the self devoted, and the dead recalled : sympathy in Brown's fiction -- The unacknowledged tie : young Emerson and the love of men -- Too good to be believed : Emerson's "Friendship" and the Samaritans -- The heart ruled out : Melville's Palinode
Control code
45166603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300083323
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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