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The American Puritan elegy : a literary and cultural study, Jeffrey A. Hammond

Label
The American Puritan elegy : a literary and cultural study
Title
The American Puritan elegy
Title remainder
a literary and cultural study
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Hammond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. Hammond reconstructs the historical, theological and cultural contexts of these poems to demonstrate how they responded to a specific process of mourning defined by Puritan views on death and grief. The elegies emerge, he argues, not as "poems" to be read and appreciated in a postromantic sense, but as performative scripts that consoled readers by shaping their experience of loss in accordance with theological expectation."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammond, Jeffrey
Dewey number
811.009/3548
Index
index present
LC call number
PS309.E4
LC item number
H36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elegiac poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Christianity and literature
  • Puritans
  • Death in literature
  • Grief in literature
Label
The American Puritan elegy : a literary and cultural study, Jeffrey A. Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-255) 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
1. Monuments enduring and otherwise -- 2. Toward an anthropology of Puritan reading -- 3. Weep for yourselves: the Puritan theology of mourning -- 4. This potent fence: the holy sin of grief -- 5. Lord, is it I?: Christic saints and apostolic mourners -- 6. Diffusing all by pattern: the reading of saintly lives -- Epilogue: Aestheticizing loss
Control code
41564974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780521662451
Lccn
99016898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The American Puritan elegy : a literary and cultural study, Jeffrey A. Hammond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-255) 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
1. Monuments enduring and otherwise -- 2. Toward an anthropology of Puritan reading -- 3. Weep for yourselves: the Puritan theology of mourning -- 4. This potent fence: the holy sin of grief -- 5. Lord, is it I?: Christic saints and apostolic mourners -- 6. Diffusing all by pattern: the reading of saintly lives -- Epilogue: Aestheticizing loss
Control code
41564974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780521662451
Lccn
99016898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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