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“It Is Difficult to Disengage a Single Thread from the Living Web of a Nation’s Literature”: Sarah Piatt and the Construction of Literary History

Karin L. Hooks

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Arguing that the changing and more consolidated literary politics of the century’s turn helped make possible the canon wars of the twentieth century, this paper investigates the history of literary ... More


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Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Most of the great European literary historians and intellectual historians of the past century compose their works in response to Communism, fascism, or both. The concerns of the present are in many ... More


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