Logo

Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American Imaginary

Large book cover: Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American Imaginary

Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American Imaginary
by

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
ISBN/ASIN: B0051GKRXS
Number of pages: 185

Description:
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, or the reliance on a kind of 'modern magic' that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Similar books

Book cover: Dream for Dead BodiesDream for Dead Bodies
by - University of Michigan Press
The book offers new arguments about the origins of detective fiction in the US, tracing the lineage of the genre back to unexpected texts and uncovering how authors made use of the genre's puzzle-elements to explore the dynamics of race and labor.
(3245 views)
Book cover: Letters to Dead AuthorsLetters to Dead Authors
by
In this epistolary work, Lang has presented spoof letters that he wrote to various deceased authors. While he generously praises them for their genius and manner of expression, he also addresses the shortcomings of some of these authors.
(6398 views)
Book cover: A Novelist on NovelsA Novelist on Novels
by - W. Collins Sons & Co
The book expresses the fluctuating feelings aroused in the author by the modern novel and its treatment at the hands of the public. The chapters on 'Falstaff,' 'The Esperanto of Art,' and 'The Twilight of Genius' have been included.
(6077 views)
Book cover: The Erotic Motive in LiteratureThe Erotic Motive in Literature
by - Boni and Liveright
This work is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It attempts to read closely between the lines. It applies some principles in interpreting literature with a scrutiny hitherto scarcely deemed permissible.
(4661 views)