Titel: Fenimore Cooper: A Study of His Life and ...
Verlag: Princeton University Press, 1978
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
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The oddly diverse character of James Fenimore Cooper's writings and activities has led many critics to view his career as fragmentary. Stephen Railton takes a psychoanalytic approach to the novelist's most important works and the most significant events in his life. By showing how the aesthetic struggle to create reflected attempts to reconcile conflicting emotional needs, the author is able to provide a much-needed coherent interpretation of Cooper's achievement. Professor Railton's analysis shows that an awareness of the extent to which Cooper's father dominated his life is central to an understanding of his novels and his often contradictory behavior.
Originally published in 1978.
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Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include "Fenimore Cooper: A Study of his Imagination" (1978) and "Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance "(1991). He is the creator of two major websites on "Uncle Tom's Cabin & American" Culture and "Mark Twain in His Times",""
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