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Enthusiast! is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts. The book establishes enthusiasm as a defining feature of American literature. It shows how enthusiasm is fundamental to the circulation of culture. It

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: a short essay on enthusiasm
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 1. Sounding: Henry David Thoreau
  2. pp. 26-50
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  1. 2. Ranting: Herman Melville
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. 3. Distributing: Ezra Pound
  2. pp. 79-108
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  1. 4. Presenting: Marianne Moore
  2. pp. 109-135
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  1. 5. Circulating: Frank O'Hara
  2. pp. 136-167
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  1. 6. Relishing: James Schuyler
  2. pp. 168-196
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  1. Afterword: enthusiasm and audit
  2. pp. 197-200
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 201-202
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-212
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526126306
MARC Record
OCLC
1085598920
Pages
228
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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