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Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

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American pragmatism is premised on the notion that to find out what something is, look to fruits rather than roots. But the thought of the classical pragmatists is itself the fruit, this book argues, of earlier literary experiments in American literature. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and (contemporaneously with the flowering of pragmatism) Henry James, each in their different ways prefigure at the level of literary form what emerge as the guiding ideas of classical pragmatism. Specifically, this ...

Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses 2015, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190270049

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Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199874071

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