Distancing English: A Chapter in the History of the Inexpressible

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How did fears of cultural inadequacy play out in the English language after American independence and the War of 1812? Like many of his nineteenth-century contemporaries, essayist Walter Channing suggests that the country s perceived deficiency in literature is due to a crucial overlap with England, that is, having the same language with a nation, totally unlike it in almost every relation. In "Distancing English, "Page Richards shows how these concerns of language are historically interwoven with the inexpressible.Often ...

Distancing English: A Chapter in the History of the Inexpressible 2009, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814207413

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