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The Resource Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature : Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Marianne Noble

Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature : Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Marianne Noble

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Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature : Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson
Title
Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature
Title remainder
Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson
Statement of responsibility
Marianne Noble
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eng
Summary
In accessible and impassioned discussions of literature and philosophy, this book reveals a surprising approach to the intractable problem of human contact. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Emily Dickinson rethought the nature of human contact, turning away from transcendentalist approaches and towards sympathetic ones. Their second and third works portray social masks as insufficient, not deceptive, and thus human contact requires not violent striking through the mask but benevolent skepticism towards persons. They imagine that people feel real in a real world with real others when they care for others for the other's sake and when they make caring relationships the cornerstone of their own being. Grounded in philosophies of sympathy - including Adam Smith and J. G. Herder - and relational psychology - Winnicott and Benjamin - Rethinking Sympathy and Human Contact in Nineteenth-Century American Literature shows that antebellum literature rejects individualist definitions of the human and locates the antidote to human disconnection in sympathy
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UKMGB
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1968-
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Noble, Marianne
Dewey number
813.3093552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S96
LC item number
N63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
182
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  • American literature
  • Sympathy in literature
  • American literature
  • Sympathy in literature
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Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature : Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Marianne Noble
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-265) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transcendental approaches to human contact -- "Some true religion": the evolution of Hawthorne's understanding of human contact -- "The sentiment of justice must revolt in every heart": white empathy with the humanity in black autobiography -- "All the vivacities of life lie in differences": abrasive sympathy after Uncle Tom's cabin -- "Sweet skepticism of the heart": Dickinson's sympathetic phenomenology -- Conclusion
Control code
1090419897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781108481335
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090419897
Label
Rethinking sympathy and human contact in nineteenth-century American literature : Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson, Marianne Noble
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-265) 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
Introduction -- Transcendental approaches to human contact -- "Some true religion": the evolution of Hawthorne's understanding of human contact -- "The sentiment of justice must revolt in every heart": white empathy with the humanity in black autobiography -- "All the vivacities of life lie in differences": abrasive sympathy after Uncle Tom's cabin -- "Sweet skepticism of the heart": Dickinson's sympathetic phenomenology -- Conclusion
Control code
1090419897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781108481335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090419897

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