Quixotic Fictions of the USA 1792-1815

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Quixotic Fictions of the USA 1792-1815 explores the conflicted and conflicting interpretations of Don Quixote available to and deployed by disenchanted writers of America's new republic. It argues that the legacy of Don Quixote provided an ambiguous cultural icon and ironic narrative stance that enabled authors to critique with impunity the ideological fictions shoring up their fractured republic. Close readings of works such as Modern Chivalry, Female Quixotism, and The Algerine Captive reveal that the fiction from this ...

Quixotic Fictions of the USA 1792-1815 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199273157

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