By Paul Gilmore

ISBN-10: 080476123X

ISBN-13: 9780804761239

Aesthetic Materialism: electrical energy and American Romanticism specializes in American romantic writers' makes an attempt to theorize aesthetic event throughout the language of electrical energy. according to medical and technological advancements, such a lot significantly the telegraph, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century electric imagery mirrored the mysterious workings of the actual brain in addition to the doubtful, occasionally surprising connections among members. Writers corresponding to Whitman, Melville, and Douglass drew on photos of electrical energy and telegraphy to explain literature either because the made of particular financial and social stipulations and as a way of transcending the person decided through such stipulations. Aesthetic Materialism strikes among ancient and cultural research and shut textual analyzing, tough readers to work out American literature as instantly formal and ancient and as a manufactured from either aesthetic and fabric experience.

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