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Author Hoffmann, Benjamin, 1985- author.

Title Posthumous America Literary Reinventions of America at the End of the Eighteenth Century / Benjamin Hoffmann ; translated by Alan J. Singerman.

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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : new world paradoxes -- Saint-John de Crevecoeur and nostalgia for colonial America -- Lezay-Marnesia and nostalgia for the American golden age -- Chateaubriand and nostalgia for French America -- Conclusion : America, a mobile sign.
Access Open Access Unrestricted online access
Summary "An English translation of Benjamin Hoffmann's French monograph L'Amerique posthume. Examines the literary idealization of a lost American past in eighteenth-century French literature"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note Project Muse Project Muse Open Access
Subject United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Travelers' writings, French -- History and criticism.
Chateaubriand, Fran├žois-Rene, vicomte de, 1768-1848 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lezay-Marnezia, Claude-Fran├žois-Adrien, marquis de, 1735-1800 -- Criticism and interpretation.
St. John de Crevecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Singerman, Alan J., translator.
Project Muse. distributor
Added Title Amerique posthume. English
ISBN 9780271081847
9780271080079 (cloth : alk. paper)