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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.