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Author Calcaterra, Angela, author

Title Literary Indians : aesthetics and encounter in American literature to 1920 / Angela Calcaterra
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Contents Redefining the literary Indian -- Boundaries and paths: storied maps of the Virginia-North Carolina dividing line and its crossings -- Fire and chain: Samson Occom's letters, Anglo-American missions, and Haudenosaunee eloquence -- Generational objects: Mohegan nationhood, indigenous correspondence, and Lydia Huntley Sigourney's unpopular aesthetic -- Trails: Pawnee and Osage orientations in Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edwin James -- Perspectives: taking a second look with Charles Alexander Eastman -- Dancing into the future
Summary "Countering the prevailing notion of the "literary Indian" as a construct of the white American literary imagination, Angela Calcaterra reveals how Native people's pre-existing and evolving aesthetic practices influenced Anglo-American writing in precise ways. Indigenous aesthetics helped to establish borders and foster alliances that pushed against Anglo-American settlement practices and contributed to the discursive, divided, unfinished aspects of American letters"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 06, 2018)
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Indian influences.
Indians in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469646951 (electronic book)
146964696X (electronic book)
9781469646954 (electronic book)
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