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ISBN: 0691067252
Author: Susan L. Mizruchi
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 1, 1988)
Pages: 336
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists.

In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists. Using nineteenth-century theories of history as well as recent narratological models, she examines reconstructions of the past in The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), and An Americ In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political. concerns of American novelists.

Mizruchi, Susan L. (Susan Laura). Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864, James, Henry, 1843-1916, James, Henry, 1843-1916, Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945, Historical fiction, American, Literature and history, Narration (Rhetoric), Narration (Rhetoric). Princeton University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 26, 2014.

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Susan L. Mizruchi is Professor of English Literature at Boston University. s in English and in History from Washington University in 1981 and her P. from Princeton University in 1985. Lolita in History, American Literature (2003). Becoming Multicultural, American Literary History (2003). Raymund Schwager Memorial Lecturer, Colloquium on Violence and Religion, 2010.

The Power of Historical Knowledge. A compelling book that will contribute significantly to the revitalization of academic religious studies.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Americans have never been more religious than they are now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century. What makes this collection particularly welcome and distinctive is not only its tone of sympathetic engagement but also the imaginative reach and mobility of its essays.

In a compelling interdisciplinary investigation, Susan Mizruchi portrays an episode .

In a compelling interdisciplinary investigation, Susan Mizruchi portrays an episode in American cultural history when the literary movement of realism and the fledgling field of sociology both converged in the belief that sacrifice is basic to sociality. This is a book about the fascination that sacrifice held for writers-principally Herman Melville, Henry James, and .

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Susan Laura Mizruchi (July 13, 1959) is an American academic. Mizruchi's father Ephraim was a sociologist. Her mother Ruth was of Israeli Jewish descent. She has two brothers, David and Mark. Susan Mizruchi attended Washington University graduating with bachelor of arts degrees in English and history in 1981. She completed a doctorate in English at Princeton University in 1985, and began teaching at Boston University in 1986. Mizruchi has written: 'The power of historical knowledge' - subject(s): American Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, History and criticism, Literature and history, Narration (Rhetoric).

Professor Mizruchi cleverly plays off Brando’s beefcake image in her book’s charming cover photograph and title, but note carefully the subtitle

Professor Mizruchi cleverly plays off Brando’s beefcake image in her book’s charming cover photograph and title, but note carefully the subtitle.

In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists. Using nineteenth-century theories of history as well as recent narratological models, she examines reconstructions of the past in The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), and An American Tragedy (1925). Her special focus allows us to see that the efforts (on the part of characters and narrators alike) to reshape the past reveal both anxieties about the self and larger struggles for political power.

Professor Mizruchi demonstrates the deepening connections between narrative and political coercion from Hawthorne to Dreiser, whose novels (as she further shows) both incorporate, and portray their characters incorporating, the conditions of their contemporary worlds. Her argument addresses a major contemporary dialogue on the subversive qualities of American texts and the place of history in literary interpretation.

Originally published in 1988.

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