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Author Ridley, Hugh.

Title 'Relations stop nowhere' : the common literary foundations of German and American literature 1830-1917 / Hugh Ridley.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (317 pages).
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; 109
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 109. 0929-6999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-308) and index.
Contents Preface; PART ONE: GERMAN AND AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY; Chapter 1: Introduction to National Literatures; Chapter 2: The Early Years of German and American Literary History; Chapter 3: Literary History and Democratic Nation Building; Chapter 4: Democracy and Realism; Chapter 5: Hunting for American Aesthetics; Chapter 6: Exclusions from the Canon; Chapter 7: Literary History and Anthropology; PART TWO: THE MID-ATLANTIC SPACE; Chapter 8: The American Heart of Darkness: Charles Sealsfield and the West; Chapter 9: American Idylls beyond Buffalo Bill.
Summary This book attempts for the first time a comparative literary history of Germany and the USA in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Its material does not come from the familiar overlaps of individual German and American writers, but from the work of the literary historians of the two countries after 1815, when American intellectuals took Germany as a model for their project to create an American national literature. The first part of the book examines fundamental structural affinities between the two literary histories and the common problems these caused, especially in questions of canon.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
German literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Ridley, Hugh. 'Relations stop nowhere'. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007 9789042021839 9042021837 (OCoLC)137248780
ISBN 9781429481182 (electronic bk.)
1429481188 (electronic bk.)
9789042021839 (pbk.)
9042021837 (pbk.)