The Drama of the American Short Story, 1800-1865 (Hardback)Michael J. Collins (author)
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The book shows how perspectives from theater studies, anthropology,and performance studies can enrich readings of the short story form.Moving beyond arbitrary distinctions between performance and text,it suggests that this literature had a social life and was engaged withquestions of circumatlantic and transnational culture. It suggests thatthe short story itself was never conceived as a nationalist literary form,but worked by mobilizing cosmopolitan connections and meanings. Inso doing, the book resurrects a neglected history of American Federalismand its connections to British literary forms.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm