Idle threats : men and the limits of productivity in 19th-Century America /

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Main Author: Knighton, Andrew Lyndon.
Format: Book
Published: New York : New York University Press, [2012]
Series:America and the long 19th century.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Bartleby industry and Bartleby's idleness
  • Repose : the expression and experience of the circulatory sublime
  • The line of productiveness : fear at the frontiers
  • Vital reserves revisited : the energies of the social body
  • Conclusion : idle thoughts and useless knowledge in the American Renaissance, and beyond.