American Secrets: The Politics and Poetics of Secrecy in the Literature and Culture of the United States

American Secrets: The Politics and Poetics of Secrecy in the Literature and Culture of the United States

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by Jose Liste-Noya
     
 

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Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. This political, historical and cultural phenomenon is explored here from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles in these analyses of the

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Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. This political, historical and cultural phenomenon is explored here from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles in these analyses of the literary and cultural uses and abuses of secrecy within a democratic culture. These essays reveal the politics within the poetics and, indissociably, the poetics fueling the politics of secrecy in its ambivalent deployment.

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ISBN-13:
9781611470062
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2011
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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