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The Resource Apples and ashes : literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America, Coleman Hutchison, (electronic book)

Apples and ashes : literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America, Coleman Hutchison, (electronic book)

Label
Apples and ashes : literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America
Title
Apples and ashes
Title remainder
literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America
Statement of responsibility
Coleman Hutchison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Apples and Ashes offers the first literary history of the Civil War South. The product of extensive archival research, it tells an expansive story about a nation struggling to write itself into existence. Confederate literature was in intimate conversation with other contemporary literary cultures, especially those of the United States and Britain. Thus, Coleman Hutchison argues, it has profound implications for our understanding of American literary nationalism and the relationship between literature and nationalism more broadly. Apples and Ashes is organized by genre, with each chapter using a single text or a small set of texts to limn a broader aspect of Confederate literary culture. Hutchison discusses an understudied and diverse archive of literary texts including the literary criticism of Edgar Allan Poe; southern responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin; the novels of Augusta Jane Evans; Confederate popular poetry; the de facto Confederate national anthem, "Dixie"; and several postwar southern memoirs. In addition to emphasizing the centrality of slavery to the Confederate literary imagination, the book also considers a series of novel topics: the reprinting of European novels in the Confederate South, including Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables; Confederate propaganda in Europe; and postwar Confederate emigration to Latin America. In discussing literary criticism, fiction, poetry, popular song, and memoir, Apples and Ashes reminds us of Confederate literature's once-great expectations. Before their defeat and abjection--before apples turned to ashes in their mouths--many Confederates thought they were in the process of creating a nation and a national literature that would endure."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1977-
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Hutchison, Coleman
Dewey number
810.9/35875
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.H88 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Regionalism
  • Group identity
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
Label
Apples and ashes : literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America, Coleman Hutchison, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10539273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 277 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780820343655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Apples and ashes : literature, nationalism, and the Confederate States of America, Coleman Hutchison, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10539273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 277 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780820343655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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