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The Resource America's sketchbook : the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre, Kristie Hamilton

America's sketchbook : the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre, Kristie Hamilton

Label
America's sketchbook : the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre
Title
America's sketchbook
Title remainder
the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre
Statement of responsibility
Kristie Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • America's Sketchbook recaptures the drama of nineteenth-century American cultural life, placing at its center a genre - the literary sketch - more available and formally accessible than the novel, less governable by the critical establishment, and shot through with the tensions and types of local and national culture-making. In the first Golden Age of magazines (1820-1860), the brief, open form of the sketch seized the attention of a new mass audience, readers of magazines as well as of books, and authors as diverse as Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanny Fern, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Caroline M. Kirkland, Harriet E. Wilson, Herman Melville, and Sarah Bagley. It became a vigorous force in the democratization of American literature
  • In her comprehensive study of American sketch writing, Kristic Hamilton gives new insight into the powers of mass-market intimacy more personal and home-like than home - and into leisure, which as a component of middle-class identity is quite as imperative in its achievement as disciplined morality. Here, also, is a more complex story of the aesthetic, as a class-inflected realm, in which factory women and rural and urban middle-class authors debate the shape of literature and life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Kristie
Dewey number
818/.30809
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS368
LC item number
.H35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Books and reading
  • American essays
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Short stories, American
  • Literary form
  • Realism in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Literary form
  • United States
Label
America's sketchbook : the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre, Kristie Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) 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
The Sketch and Local authority -- Piecework and reverie -- Mass-market intimacy -- Private pleasures and the idea of democracy -- Genres of the middling classes -- the logic of leisure -- "To play the companion" -- Rambles in residence -- The "convincing air of locality" -- Unsettled Regions of American authenticity -- Southern oddities -- Speaking pictures of Divided Loyalties -- The Politics of literature -- A disturbing sense of privacy -- "Whetting the Swords that slay them" -- Women refusing fiction -- Melville's female factory and fraternal discomfort -- Shades of barbarism and sleepless vigilance -- Speed, technology, and the subject of vision -- Dioramic literature, the metropolis, and the nation -- The everyday life of the American sketch
Control code
36969810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780821411995
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97022016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
America's sketchbook : the cultural life of a nineteenth-century literary genre, Kristie Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) 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
The Sketch and Local authority -- Piecework and reverie -- Mass-market intimacy -- Private pleasures and the idea of democracy -- Genres of the middling classes -- the logic of leisure -- "To play the companion" -- Rambles in residence -- The "convincing air of locality" -- Unsettled Regions of American authenticity -- Southern oddities -- Speaking pictures of Divided Loyalties -- The Politics of literature -- A disturbing sense of privacy -- "Whetting the Swords that slay them" -- Women refusing fiction -- Melville's female factory and fraternal discomfort -- Shades of barbarism and sleepless vigilance -- Speed, technology, and the subject of vision -- Dioramic literature, the metropolis, and the nation -- The everyday life of the American sketch
Control code
36969810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780821411995
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97022016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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