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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245 1 2 |a A pinnacle of feeling :  |b American literature and presidential government /  |c Sean McCann. 
260 |a Princeton, N.J. :  |b Princeton University Press,  |c ©2008. 
300 |a 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages) 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index. 
520 |a 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. 
588 0 |a Print version record. 
505 0 |a Contents; Preface; Introduction: "The Executive Disease": Presidential Power and Literary Imagination; Chapter One: Masters of Their Constitution: Gertrude Stein and the Promise of Progressive Leadership; Chapter Two: Governable Beasts: Hurston, Roth, and the New Deal; Chapter Three: The Myth of the Public Interest: Pluralism and Presidentialism in the Fifties; Chapter Four: Come Home, America: Vietnam and the End of the Progressive Presidency; Epilogue: Philip Roth and the Waning and Waxing of Political Time; Notes; Index. 
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650 0 |a Politics and literature  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
650 0 |a Executive power in literature. 
650 0 |a Presidents in literature. 
650 0 |a Executive power  |x Philosophy. 
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