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The Resource A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government, Sean McCann, (electronic resource)

A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government, Sean McCann, (electronic resource)

Label
A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government
Title
A pinnacle of feeling
Title remainder
American literature and presidential government
Statement of responsibility
Sean McCann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is no more powerful symbol in American political life than the presidency, and the image of presidential power has had no less profound an impact on American fiction. A Pinnacle of Feeling is the first book to examine twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the modern presidency and with the ideas about the relationship between state power and democracy that underwrote the rise of presidential authority. Sean McCann challenges prevailing critical interpretations through revelatory new readings of major writers, including Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Henry Roth, Zora Neale
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Sean
Dewey number
810.9/35873
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
20/21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Executive power in literature
  • Presidents in literature
  • Executive power
  • Authors, American
Label
A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government, Sean McCann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Contents; Preface; Introduction: "The Executive Disease": Presidential Power and Literary Imagination; Chapter One: Masters of Their Constitution: Gertrude Stein and the Promise of Progressive Leadership; Chapter Two: Governable Beasts: Hurston, Roth, and the New Deal; Chapter Three: The Myth of the Public Interest: Pluralism and Presidentialism in the Fifties; Chapter Four: Come Home, America: Vietnam and the End of the Progressive Presidency; Epilogue: Philip Roth and the Waning and Waxing of Political Time; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn438793704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282158269
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612158261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438793704
Label
A pinnacle of feeling : American literature and presidential government, Sean McCann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Contents; Preface; Introduction: "The Executive Disease": Presidential Power and Literary Imagination; Chapter One: Masters of Their Constitution: Gertrude Stein and the Promise of Progressive Leadership; Chapter Two: Governable Beasts: Hurston, Roth, and the New Deal; Chapter Three: The Myth of the Public Interest: Pluralism and Presidentialism in the Fifties; Chapter Four: Come Home, America: Vietnam and the End of the Progressive Presidency; Epilogue: Philip Roth and the Waning and Waxing of Political Time; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn438793704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282158269
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612158261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438793704

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