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Author Mendenhall, Allen, 1983-

Title Literature and Liberty : Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism / Allen Mendenhall
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
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Contents Introduction: The basis for liberty -- Emersonian individualism -- Liberty and Shakespeare -- Law and liberty in E.M. Forster's A Passage to India -- A tale of the rise of law: Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain -- Henry Hazlitt, literary critic -- Bowdlerizing Huck -- Literature, transnational law, and the decline of the nation-state -- Conclusion: Towards a libertarian literary theory
Summary Literature and Liberty disrupts the near monopolistic control of economic ideas in literary studies and offers a new mode of thinking for those who believe that arts and literature should play a role in discussions about law, politics, government, and economics. Drawing from authors as wide-ranging as Emerson, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry Hazlitt, and Mark Twain, Literature and Liberty is a significant contribution to libertarianism and literary studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Individualism in literature.
Liberty in literature.
Literature and society.
Individualism in literature.
Liberty in literature.
Literature and society.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739186345