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Author Dimock, Wai-chee, 1953- author.

Title Through other continents : American literature across deep time / Wai Chee Dimock
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Univ. Press, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Planet as duration and extension -- 1. Global civil society: Thoreau on three continents -- 2. World religions: Emerson, Hafiz, Christianity, Islam -- 3. The planetary dead: Margaret Fuller, ancient Egypt, Italian revolution -- 4. Genre as world systems: epic, novel, Henry James -- 5. Transnational beauty: aesthetics and treason, Kant and Pound -- 6. Nonstandard time: Robert Lowell, Latin translations, Vietnam war -- 7. African, Caribbean, American: Black English as Creole tongue -- 8. Ecology across the Pacific: coyote in Sanskrit, monkey in Chinese
Summary Beginning with Thoreau as a tangled part of a global civil society, and Emerson as a tangled part of two world religions - Christianity and Islam - this text explores the loops of 'deep time' that link American literature to the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China, as well as the languages of Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-236) and index
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Subject American literature -- Foreign influences
American literature -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature.
Globalization in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
American literature.
Comparative literature.
Globalization in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400829526