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Poetics of the Americas

Race, Founding, Textuality

edited by Bainard Cowan

Horizons in Theory and American Culture

208 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 33 halftones

Literary Studies

  Paperback / 9780807121818 / August 1997

From Sigmund Freud to Zora Neale Hurston, from Columbus to the Holocaust, from Moses to Monty Python, the topics covered in this collection create a stimulating background for a lively dialogue on the role of poetics in the Americas. 

Bainard Cowan is associate professor of English and comparative literature at Louisiana State University and the author of Exiled Waters: "Moby Dick" and the Crisis of Allegory.

Jefferson Humphries is professor of English at Louisiana State University and the author of, among other works, The Otherness Within: Gnostic Readings in Marcel Proust, Flannery O'Connor, and FranAois Villon and Metamorphoses of the Raven: Literary Overdeterminedness in France and the South Since Poe.

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