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The Resource Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation, Peter Gibian

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation, Peter Gibian

Label
Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation
Title
Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation
Statement of responsibility
Peter Gibian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Peter Gibian explores the key role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in what was known as America's "Age of Conversation." Holmes was both a model and an analyst of the dynamic conversational form that became central to many areas of mid-nineteenth-century life. His multi-voiced writings can serve as a key to open up the closed interiors of Victorian America, whether in saloons or salons, parlors or clubs, hotels or boarding houses, schoolrooms or doctors' offices
  • Combining social, intellectual, medical, legal, and literary history with close textual analysis, and setting Holmes in dialogue with Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Fuller, Alcott, and finally with his son, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior, Gibian radically redefines the context for our understanding of the major literary works of the American Renaissance."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibian, Peter
Dewey number
818/.309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • Literature and society
  • Conversation
  • Table-talk
  • Conversation in literature
  • Dialogue in literature
Label
Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation, Peter Gibian
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Opening the Conversation -- The Conversation of a culture: strange powers of speech -- Holmes in the conversation of his culture -- "To change the order of conversation": interruption and vocal diversity in Holmes' American talk -- "Collisions of Discourse" I: The Electrodynamics of Conversation: A carnival of verbal fireworks -- "Collisions of Discourse" II: Electric and Ocaenic "Currents" In Conversation: The cultural work of Holmesian talk -- A Conversational Approach To Truth: the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary truth-sayers -- Conversation and "Therapeutic Nihilism": the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary medicine -- The Self In Conversation: the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary psychology -- The Two Poles 0f Conversation -- The Bipolar Dynamices of Holmes' Household Dialogues: levity and gravity -- Holmes' House Divided: house-keeping and house-breaking -- "Cutting off the Communication": fixations and falls for the walled-in-self- Holmes in dialogue with Sterne, Dickens, and Melville -- Breaking the House of Romance: Holmes in dialogue with Hawthorne -- Closing the Conversation -- Conclusion: Holmes Senior in dialogue with Holmes Junior
Control code
ocm56761549
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 398 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521560269
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56761549
Label
Oliver Wendell Holmes and the culture of conversation, Peter Gibian
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Opening the Conversation -- The Conversation of a culture: strange powers of speech -- Holmes in the conversation of his culture -- "To change the order of conversation": interruption and vocal diversity in Holmes' American talk -- "Collisions of Discourse" I: The Electrodynamics of Conversation: A carnival of verbal fireworks -- "Collisions of Discourse" II: Electric and Ocaenic "Currents" In Conversation: The cultural work of Holmesian talk -- A Conversational Approach To Truth: the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary truth-sayers -- Conversation and "Therapeutic Nihilism": the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary medicine -- The Self In Conversation: the Doctor in dialogue with contemporary psychology -- The Two Poles 0f Conversation -- The Bipolar Dynamices of Holmes' Household Dialogues: levity and gravity -- Holmes' House Divided: house-keeping and house-breaking -- "Cutting off the Communication": fixations and falls for the walled-in-self- Holmes in dialogue with Sterne, Dickens, and Melville -- Breaking the House of Romance: Holmes in dialogue with Hawthorne -- Closing the Conversation -- Conclusion: Holmes Senior in dialogue with Holmes Junior
Control code
ocm56761549
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 398 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521560269
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56761549

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