Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2013

208 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823254774

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Quiet Testimony

A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Shari Goldberg

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Addresses the problem of how an elusive and fugitive language (a gesture, a glimpse, a smile) can be taken as testimony and thus speak for those who are silent or silenced.
  • Includes chapters on major figures, such as Emerson, Douglass, Melville, and Henry James.

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