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dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-10 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20 03:00:29
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:35:46Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-15
dc.identifier1000258
dc.identifierOCN: 1051779931en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29687
dc.description.abstractPosthumous America examines the literary idealization of a lost American past. It investigates the reasons why, for a group of French writers of the 18th and 19th centuries, America was never more potent as a driving ideal than in its loss. For example, Hoffmann examines the paradoxical American paradise depicted in Crèvecœur’s Lettres d’un cultivateur américain (1784); the “uchronotopia” of Lezay-Marnésia’s Lettres écrites des rives de l’Ohio (1800)—the imaginary perfect society set in America and based on what France might have become without the Revolution; and the political and nationalistic motivations behind Chateaubriand’s idealization of America in Voyage en Amérique (1827) and Mémoires d’outre-tombe (1850). From an historical perspective, Posthumous Americas works to determine when exactly these writers stopped transcribing what they actually observed in America and started giving imaginary accounts of their experiences.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherFrance
dc.subject.otherFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
dc.subject.otherIndigenous peoples of the Americas
dc.subject.otherLezay
dc.subject.otherNew World
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.titlePosthumous America
dc.title.alternativeLiterary Reinventions of America at the End of the Eighteenth Century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5325/j.ctv3znxwd
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy09c386a3-3703-4269-ad0d-5c31b279590d
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationUniversity Park, PA
oapen.grant.number101739
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Front list Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: France - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France; François-René de Chateaubriand - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois-Ren%C3%A9_de_Chateaubriand; Indigenous peoples of the Americas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas; Lezay - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezay; New World - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World; United States - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
oapen.identifier.isbn9780271080079
grantor.number101739
oapen.identifier.ocn1051779931


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