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The Resource Conversing by signs : poetics of implication in colonial New England culture, Robert Blair St. George

Conversing by signs : poetics of implication in colonial New England culture, Robert Blair St. George

Label
Conversing by signs : poetics of implication in colonial New England culture
Title
Conversing by signs
Title remainder
poetics of implication in colonial New England culture
Statement of responsibility
Robert Blair St. George
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The people of colonial New England lived in a densely metaphoric landscape - a world where familiars invaded bodies without warning, witches passed with ease through locked doors, and houses blew down in gusts of angry providential wind. Meaning, Robert St. George argues, was layered, often indirect and inextricably intertwined with memory, apprehension, and imagination. By exploring the linkages between such cultural expressions as seventeenth-century farmsteads, witchcraft narratives, eighteenth-century crowd violence, and popular portraits of New England Federalists, St. George demonstrates that in early New England, things mattered as much as words in the shaping of metaphor."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DCC
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St. George, Robert Blair
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Landscape
  • Landscape
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • New England
  • New England
Label
Conversing by signs : poetics of implication in colonial New England culture, Robert Blair St. George
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: On Implication.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Implicated Places.
  • p. 15
  • Ch. 2.
  • Embodied Spaces.
  • p. 115
  • Ch. 3.
  • Attacking Houses.
  • p. 205
  • Ch. 4.
  • Disappearing Acts.
  • p. 297
  • Afterword: Metaphysics and Markets.
  • p. 379
  • Notes.
  • p. 399
  • Index.
  • p. 455
Control code
020000632932
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv,466 p
Isbn
9780807846889
Lccn
lc97018537
Other physical details
ill, maps, ports, plans
Label
Conversing by signs : poetics of implication in colonial New England culture, Robert Blair St. George
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: On Implication.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Implicated Places.
  • p. 15
  • Ch. 2.
  • Embodied Spaces.
  • p. 115
  • Ch. 3.
  • Attacking Houses.
  • p. 205
  • Ch. 4.
  • Disappearing Acts.
  • p. 297
  • Afterword: Metaphysics and Markets.
  • p. 379
  • Notes.
  • p. 399
  • Index.
  • p. 455
Control code
020000632932
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv,466 p
Isbn
9780807846889
Lccn
lc97018537
Other physical details
ill, maps, ports, plans

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