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Holding the Line free pdf This book comprises a selection of interdisciplinary essays in American literature and culture written by Clive Bush over some forty years. They fall into four sections: Classic American Literature- Literary and Cultural Modernism- Literature and Politics- and American Cultural Studies. The topics range from literature to architecture, from the history of linguistics to analyses of the commodity culture, from poetry to film. The essays themselves extend from American linguistics to Beat literature. There is, however, an identifiable series of common themes and perspectives throughout. The first is the question of the relation of discourse itself to the practices of power: personal, social and political. The second is the attention paid to the particular and general historical context in which both texts and quasi-texts are situated. The third is that a European perspective, making use of comparative texts, has been used throughout. The author demonstrates a commitment both to close reading and to the value judgement in the reading of texts.

About Clive Bush

The Author: Clive Bush pioneered the teaching of American literature, American studies, and film at the University of Warwick. He was then Director of American Literature at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London, before moving to King's College London, where he was Professor of American Literature and head of the English department. He is now Emeritus Professor of American Literature at King's College. His books include The Dream of Reason: American Consciousness and Cultural Achievement from Independence to the Civil War (1977), Halfway to Revolution: Investigation and Crisis in the Work of Henry Adams, William James and Gertrude Stein (1991), Out of Dissent: A Study of Five Contemporary British Poets (1995) and The Century's Midnight: Dissenting European and American Writers in the Era of the Second World War (forthcoming).

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Author : Clive Bush
Publisher : Verlag Peter Lang
Data Published : 01 January 2009
ISBN : 3039115715
EAN : 9783039115716
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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