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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance / Edition 1
     

Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance / Edition 1

by Jay Fliegelman, Fliegelman Jay
 

ISBN-10: 0804720762

ISBN-13: 9780804720762

Pub. Date: 02/01/1993

Publisher: Stanford University Press

“From the simple fact that Jefferson’s text was intended to be read aloud as a literal declaration of political independence, Fliegelman has woven a truly brilliant picture of Jefferson, the document, and American politics and letters. . . . The result is a profoundly exciting new way of understanding the Declaration, its author, and the performative

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“From the simple fact that Jefferson’s text was intended to be read aloud as a literal declaration of political independence, Fliegelman has woven a truly brilliant picture of Jefferson, the document, and American politics and letters. . . . The result is a profoundly exciting new way of understanding the Declaration, its author, and the performative act of the Revolution itself.”—Isaac Kramnick, Cornell University.
“Will more or less immediately transform current study of 18th-century American literature and culture.”—Mitchell Breitwieser, University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804720762
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,085,789
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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