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The Resource American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville, Paul Hurh

American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville, Paul Hurh

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American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville
Title
American terror
Title remainder
the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville
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Paul Hurh
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Language
eng
Summary
"If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so many of its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns to the question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a close study of three authors--Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville--who not only wrote works of terror, but who defended, theorized, and championed it. Combining updated historical perspectives with close reading, Paul Hurh shows how these authors developed terror as a special literary affect informed by the way the concept of thinking becomes, in the wake of Enlightenment empiricism, increasingly defined by a set of austere mechanic processes, such as the scientific method and the algebraic functions of analytical logic. Rather than trying to find a feeling that would transcend thinking by subtending reason to emotion, these writers found in terror the feeling of thinking, the peculiar feeling of reason's authority over emotional schemes. In so doing, they grappled with a shared set of enduring questions: What is the difference between thinking and feeling? When we know something, how do we know that we know it? Why does it seem impossible to reason oneself out of an irrational fear? And what becomes of the freedom of the will when we discover that affects can push it around?"--Publisher's description
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N$T
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Hurh, Paul
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.T47
LC item number
H87 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Melville, Herman
  • American literature
  • Terror in literature
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American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville, Paul Hurh
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reopening darkness -- Awakening terror : hellfire preaching, Jonathan Edwards, and the logic of revivalist affect -- Critical terrors : Poe's aesthetic terror and the claims of art after Jena -- The air of analysis : resolution and composition in Poe's sublime and confessional tales -- The uneven balance : dialectical terror in Moby-Dick -- Dread : space, time, and automata in The piazza tales -- Afterword : "some dim, random way."
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ocn908839949
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1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780804794510
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)908839949
Label
American terror : the feeling of thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville, Paul Hurh
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : reopening darkness -- Awakening terror : hellfire preaching, Jonathan Edwards, and the logic of revivalist affect -- Critical terrors : Poe's aesthetic terror and the claims of art after Jena -- The air of analysis : resolution and composition in Poe's sublime and confessional tales -- The uneven balance : dialectical terror in Moby-Dick -- Dread : space, time, and automata in The piazza tales -- Afterword : "some dim, random way."
Control code
ocn908839949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804794510
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908839949

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