The Letter and the Spirit of Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Justice, Politics, Theology

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Moving back to the trial of Anne Hutchinson in Puritan Massachusetts and the captivity narrative of Mary Rowlandson in order to analyse theo-political signification, Loebel provides a new context for examining the politically performative function of language in such texts as The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Waiting for the Verdict. He also argues, however, that a specific theo-logic manifests itself in the political rhetoric of the nation, such that the afterlife of the New Jerusalem resonates not just in the ...

The Letter and the Spirit of Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Justice, Politics, Theology 2005, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773528031

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