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Belief and disbelief in American literature.

Howard Mumford Jones

Belief and disbelief in American literature.

by Howard Mumford Jones

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literatures.,
  • Belief and doubt in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFrank L. Weil Institute for Studies in Religion and the Humanities.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS169.B5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 153p. ;
    Number of Pages153
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17338861M

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The book opens with an extended discussion of Tom Paine and his deistical belief. The second chapter deals with the cosmic or religious implications of the American landscape as interpreted by Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, and James Fenimore Cooper.

The third essay takes up the religious aspects of Emerson’s : Howard Mumford Jones. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jones, Howard Mumford, Belief and disbelief in American literature.

Belief and Disbelief in American Literature Frank L. Weil institute for studies in religion and the humanities Page of Phoenix books The Weil lectures: Authors: Howard Mumford Jones, Frank L. Weil Institute for Studies in Religion and the Humanities: Edition: 2, reprint: Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Original from: the.

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"This is an intelligent, compelling, and beautifully-written book about the place of belief in contemporary American literature and culture. The eclectic mix of authors is gratifying, and each one is exhaustively researched."—Christopher Douglas, University of Victoria.

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book Frank L. Weil Institute for Studies in Religion and the Humanities.]. The Broken Estate book. Read 45 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Essays on Literature and Belief” as Want to Read: Underworld, by one of my favorite authors, the American novelist Don DeLillo. And that pesky rub is somewhere between the two, because I really like DeLillos book, while Woods 12 page critique of it /5(45).

The Culture of Disbelief has been the subject of an enormous amount of media attention from the first moment it was published.

Hugely successful in hardcover, the Anchor paperback is sure to find a large audience as the ever-increasing, enduring debate about the relationship of church and state in America continues/5.

Suspension of disbelief, sometimes called willing suspension of disbelief, is an intentional avoidance of critical thinking or logic in examining something surreal, such as a work of speculative fiction, in order to believe it for the sake of enjoyment.

Aristotle first explored the idea of such a concept as it relates to the principles of theater; the audience ignores the unreality of. The roman à clef (a true book disguised as fiction) is a long-established category of literature going back to the eighteenth century with the nearly forgotten work of the French writer Madeleine de Scudéry, who is said to have invented the form as a way to write about politics and other sensitive matters without landing herself in jail.

A literary cousin—let’s call it a “fictional. In his book of literary commentary, The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner posits a very different role for art in modernity, one that turns not on the willing suspension of disbelief, but on our “embarrassment” that poems and novels exist at all.

Beginning from the memorable opening words of Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”—“I, too, dislike it. Like Givens, John Michael, a professor of English specializing in 19th-century American literature, found inspiration in teaching for his new book, Secular Lyric: The Modernization of the Poem in Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson (Fordham University Press, ).

For some years, Michael had offered a course on Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Emily. That is, the major environmental factor that promotes disbelief (and discourages belief) tends to be accumulated knowledge, whereas the most significant environmental factor in promoting belief.

Mumford Jones's Belief and Disbelief in American Literature. Jones, a humanist rather than a Christian, discusses the "classical" American authors (among them, Irving, Cooper, Emerson, Whitman, Twain, Frost) in terms of their religious maturation and concludes that a most striking fact of our cultural history has been the "failure of religiousAuthor: Robert Detweiler.

If children are reading biographies such as Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire's Abraham Lincoln and Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema's Bard of Avon- the story of William Shakespeare and making time lines of the charcters, to understand the sequence of events in. I read somewhere that when the boat with the latest installment of The Old Curiosity Shop arrived in New York, there was a crowd a block deep waiting to find out what happened to Little Nell.

Those closest to the boat found out that she had died, and as the message filtered back through the crowd a visible wave of horror and despair followed, with. The Paradox of Disbelief: Belief without disbelief is mindless superstition. Not all science fiction is so easy to spot Once again, when seeking to understand the “Truth” and the world around us, we are faced with a seeming paradox, namely that “Belief without disbelief is.

Belief and Disbelief, (Part 2) “A familiar landscape of almost magical richness” In this second article, on the same general theme as Belief and Disbelief, material is based largely upon G R Elton’s The Practice of History, and Huston Smith’s Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition.

A brief history of American literature / Richard Gray. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (alk. paper) — ISBN (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. American literature—History and criticism.

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Critical Essays; Analysis; You'll also get. Memoirs of Disease and Disbelief. in the belief that the disorder was not worth exploring.

As in so many other areas of American life, women of color often endure the most extreme versions Author: Lidija Haas. “The phrase ‘suspension of disbelief,’ ” noted the columnist Alan Nathan in The or distancing from that suspended belief, professor of .He also authored Belief and Disbelief in American Literature (), The Age of Energy (), and many scholarly journal articles.

The Howard Mumford Jones Professorship of American Studies at Harvard University is named in his honor.