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The Resource From battlefields rising : how the Civil War transformed American literature, Randall Fuller

From battlefields rising : how the Civil War transformed American literature, Randall Fuller

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From battlefields rising : how the Civil War transformed American literature
Title
From battlefields rising
Title remainder
how the Civil War transformed American literature
Statement of responsibility
Randall Fuller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When Confederate Troops fired on Fort Sumter in April of 1861, Walt Whitman declared it "the volcanic upheaval of the nation"--the bloody inception of a war that would dramatically alter the shape and character of American culture along with its political, racial, and social landscape. Prior to the war, America's leading writers had been integral to helping the young nation imagine itself, assert its beliefs, and realize its immense potential. When the Civil War erupted, it forced them to witness not only unimaginable human carnage on the battlefield, but also the disintegration of the foundational symbolic order they had helped to create. The war demanded new frameworks for understanding the world and new forms of communication that could engage with the immensity of the conflict. It fostered both social and cultural experimentation
  • From Battlefields Rising explores the profound impact of the war on writers including Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass. As the writers of the time grappled with the war's impact on the individual and the national psyche, their responses multiplied and transmuted. Whitman's poetry and prose, for example, was chastened and deepened by his years spent ministering to wounded soldiers; off the battlefield, the anguish of war would come to suffuse the austere, elliptical poems that Emily Dickinson was writing; and Hawthorne was rendered silent by his reading of military reports and talks with soldiers. Calling into question every prior presumption and ideal, the war forever changed America's early idealism--and consequently its literature--into something far more ambivalent and raw
  • Sketching an absorbing group portrait of the period's most important writers, From Battlefields Rising flashes with forgotten historical details and elegant new ideas. It alters previous perceptions about the evolution of American literature and how Americans have understood and expressed their common history. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Fuller, Randall
Dewey number
810.9/358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.C58
LC item number
F85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • War and literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • United States
  • United States
Label
From battlefields rising : how the Civil War transformed American literature, Randall Fuller
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Publication
Bar code
31223098553077
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Emerson's dream -- Beat! beat! drums! -- Concord -- Shiloh -- Telling it slant -- Port Royal -- Fathers and sons -- Phantom limbs -- The man without a country -- In a gloomy world -- Heaven
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780195342307
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 660519162
  • (OCoLC)660519162
Label
From battlefields rising : how the Civil War transformed American literature, Randall Fuller
Publication
Bar code
31223098553077
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Emerson's dream -- Beat! beat! drums! -- Concord -- Shiloh -- Telling it slant -- Port Royal -- Fathers and sons -- Phantom limbs -- The man without a country -- In a gloomy world -- Heaven
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780195342307
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 660519162
  • (OCoLC)660519162

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