A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government /

There is no more powerful symbol in American political life than the presidency, and the image of presidential power has had no less profound an impact on American fiction. A Pinnacle of Feeling is the first book to examine twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the modern preside...

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Main Author: McCann, Sean, 1962-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series:20/21 (Princeton, N.J.)
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:There is no more powerful symbol in American political life than the presidency, and the image of presidential power has had no less profound an impact on American fiction. A Pinnacle of Feeling is the first book to examine twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the modern presidency and with the ideas about the relationship between state power and democracy that underwrote the rise of presidential authority. Sean McCann challenges prevailing critical interpretations through revelatory new readings of major writers, including Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Henry Roth, Zora Neale.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index.
ISBN:9781400828906
1400828902
1282158260
9781282158269
9786612158261
6612158263
0691136955
9780691136950