New Republic. 9/9/67, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p23-28. 5p.
SENTIMENTALISM in literature, ABSURD (Philosophy) in literature, AESTHETICS, FAREWELL to Arms, A (Book : Hemingway), NAKED the Dead, The (Book : Mailer), AMERICAN literature, HEMINGWAY, Ernest, 1899-1961, and MAILER, Norman, 1923-2007
Illustrates America's thriving sentimental aesthetic tradition, which the author characterizes as poetics of the absurd. Examination of Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" and Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" to argue artistic evolution from the sentimental to the absurd imagination; Nature's sympathy for man's fate in Hemingway; Absurdity of moral displacement in Mailer.
Empfindsamkeit, Literatur, Sentimentalism in literature, American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, American literature, 1800-1899, and Criticism, interpretation, etc
Sentimentalism is usually studied through US-British relations after the American Revolution or in connection to national reforms like the abolitionist movement. Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History instead argues that African American, Native American, Latinx, and Anglo American women writers also used sentimentalism to construct narratives that reframed or countered the violence dominating the nineteenth-century Americas, including the Haitian Revolution, Indian Removal, the US-Mexican War, and Cuba's independence wars.0By tracking the transformation of sentimentalism as the US reacted to, enacted, and intervened in conflict Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History demonstrates how marginalized writers negotiated hemispheric encounters amidst the gendered, racialized, and cultural violence of the nineteenth-century Americas. It remaps sentiment's familiar transatlantic and national scholarly frameworks through authors such as Leonora Sansay and Mary Peabody Mann, and0considers how authors including John Rollin Ridge, John S. and Harriet Jacobs, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Victor Sejour, and Martin R. Delany adapted the mode. Transamerican sentimentalism cannot unseat the violence of the nineteenth-century Americas, but it does produce other potential outcomes-including new paradigms for understanding the coquette, a locally successful informal diplomacy, and motivations for violent slave revolt. Such transformations mark not sentiment's failures or distortions, but its adaptive attempts to survive and thrive
SENTIMENTALISM in literature and AMERICAN literature
Examines sentimetalism in American literature. Direction of sentimental tradition; Literary preferences of the editors of the `Cambridge History of American Literature'; Work of gendering American literature.
Englische Literatur Amerikas, Religion and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Sentimentalism in literature, Christianity in literature, American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism, American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General, American literature, American literature -- Women authors, Religion and literature, and Geschichte
The Altar at Home explores the many religious contexts and contents of the sentimental literature of the American nineteenth century, arguing that this genre played a dynamic role in the development of revivalism, millennialism, feminism, and other forms of heterodoxy
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General, American literature, Citizenship in literature, Gender identity in literature, Human body in literature, Intellectual life, Politics and literature, Sentimentalism in literature, Sex role in literature, Geschichte, American literature -- History and criticism -- 1783-1850, Politics and literature -- History -- 19th century -- United States, Politics and literature -- History -- 18th century -- United States, Gender identity in literature, Sentimentalism in literature, Human body in literature, Citizenship in literature, and Sex role in literature
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-204) and index