Reading America: On the Art of Reading Politically and Reading Political Art

Reading America: On the Art of Reading Politically and Reading Political Art

by Patrick J. Deneen
     
 

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American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally advanced through literature. Delving into the works of authors ranging from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, these essays reflect on the

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American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally advanced through literature. Delving into the works of authors ranging from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, these essays reflect on the close relationship between democracy and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532588
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Deneen is the Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Joseph Romance is professor of political science at Drew University.

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