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Published: 03 April 2014

256 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780199346530


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Episodic Poetics

Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Matthew Garrett

  • First literary-historical analysis of the episode, providing a framework for reading the episode within narrative theory and a historical account of its significance to early American literature and culture.
  • Bridges methodological and theoretical divides between formalist, cultural-studies, and material-texts approaches to literary history.
  • Reads across genres of writing — novel, memoir, miscellany, and political essays — to produce a thorough account of early national literature culture.
  • Models and articulates a new method of reading through fresh analyses of central texts (such as The Federalist, Franklin's Autobiography) and rich treatments of hitherto understudied or unread works (such as Washington Irving's Salmagundi).