Embodiment Of A Nation

Embodiment Of A Nation

by Cecelia Tichi
     
 

From Harriet Beecher Stowe's image of the Mississippi's "bosom" to Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts," the American environment has been represented in terms of the human body. Exploring such instances of embodiment, Cecelia Tichi exposes the historically varied and often contrary geomorphic expression of a national paradigm.See more details below

Overview

From Harriet Beecher Stowe's image of the Mississippi's "bosom" to Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts," the American environment has been represented in terms of the human body. Exploring such instances of embodiment, Cecelia Tichi exposes the historically varied and often contrary geomorphic expression of a national paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013612
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Cecelia Tichi is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of New World, New Earth and Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America, as well as several novels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Crania Americana

1. Mt. Rushmore: Heads of State and States of Heads

2. Walden Pond: Head Trips

II. Frontier Incarnations

3. Pittsburgh at Yellowstone: Old Faithful and the Pulse of Industrial America

4. America's Moon: "A Dream of the Future's Face"

III. Bon Aqua

5. Hot Springs: American Hygeia

6. Love Canal: Hygeia's Crisis

Notes

References

Credits

Index

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