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America's Sketchbook

The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre

America's Sketchbook( )
Author: Hamilton, Kristie
ISBN:978-0-8214-1199-5
Publication Date:Mar 1998
Publisher:Ohio University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

America's Sketchbook recaptures the drama of nineteenth-century American cultural life, placing at its center a genre--the literary sketch--more available 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 brand-new mass audience, readers of magazines as well as...
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Book Details
Pages:203
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.15 Pounds



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