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Allegory in America: From Puritanism to Postmodernism (Studies in Literature and Religion)

Number of pages193
PublisherBasingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date1995
Abstract

Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the ideology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes a specific text or group of texts. Allegorical indeterminacy is seen to produce a literary tradition that both represents and subverts the ideals of American orthodoxy.

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MADSEN, Deborah Lea. Allegory in America: From Puritanism to Postmodernism (Studies in Literature and Religion). Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 1995.
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