Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860 - Tompkins, Jane, PH.D.

What makes a literary classic? In " Sensational Designs" Jane Tompkins argues that it is not the intrinsic merit of a text, but rather the circumstances of its writing. Against the modernist belief that art, in order to be art, must be free from propaganda, Tompkins contends that writers like Brockden Brown, Cooper, Stowe, and Warner wrote in ... Read More

Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860 1986, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195041194

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