Walt Whitman and the Culture of American CelebrityWalt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

... into the titles of books of poetry, fiction, and essays: among them, we might include Dexter King's Fireside Poetical Readings (1843), Maria Edgeworth's Fireside Story Book (1854), C. M. Kirkland's Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading ...

Author: David Haven Blake

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134810


Page: 272

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What is the relationship between poetry and fame? What happens to a reader's experience when a poem invokes its author's popularity? Is there a meaningful connection between poetry and advertising, between the rhetoric of lyric and the rhetoric of hype? One of the first full-scale treatments of celebrity in nineteenth-century America, this book examines Walt Whitman's lifelong interest in fame and publicity. Making use of notebooks, photographs, and archival sources, David Haven Blake provides a groundbreaking history of the rise of celebrity culture in the United States. He sees Leaves of Grass alongside the birth of commercial advertising and the nation's growing obsession with the lives of the famous and the renowned. As authors, lecturers, politicians, entertainers, and clergymen vied for popularity, Whitman developed a form of poetry that routinely promoted and, indeed, celebrated itself. Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity proposes a fundamentally new way of thinking about a seminal American poet and a major national icon.


... Fireside Talk on Morals and Manners , with Sketches of Western Life , 1852 ; A Book for the Home Circle ; or , Familiar Thoughts on Various Topics , Literary , Moral , and Social , 1853 ; Autumn Hours , and Fireside Reading , 1854 .

Author: Judith Fetterley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025320349X


Page: 467

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This collection is unique. Judith Fetterley has recovered for us the work of sixteen women who wrote during the years when America writers were developing their distinctive styles and voices. In re-viewing the literature of 19th century America, she fives us the whole picture, setting the literary and historical contexts and allowing us to see the development of prose content and form from 1830 to 1865.

The Land Before HerThe Land Before Her

Charles Fenno Hoffman, A Winter in the West, 2 vols. ... (Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1854). ... Caroline M. Kirkland, “The Island Story,” in Autumn Hours, and Fireside Reading (New York: Charles Scribner, 1854), p. 196. 30.

Author: Annette Kolodny

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469619552


Page: 314

View: 997

To discover how women constructed their own mythology of the West, Kolodny examines the evidence of three generations of women's writing about the frontier. She finds that, although the American frontiersman imagined the wilderness as virgin land, an unspoiled Eve to be taken, the pioneer woman at his side dreamed more modestly of a garden to be cultivated. Both intellectual and cultural history, this volume continues Kolodny's study of frontier mythology begun in The Lay of the Land.

Writers of the American RenaissanceWriters of the American Renaissance

Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading. New York: Charles Scribner, 1854. Memoirs of Washington. New York: D. Appleton, 1857. A Few Words on Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States. By One ofThemselves. New York: W. Bryant and Company ...

Author: Denise D. Knight

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321405


Page: 458

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A-Z entries detail the lives, works, and critical reception of more than 70 American writers of the 19th century.

Women Writers in the United StatesWomen Writers in the United States

TEXTS CONTEXTS 1854 Jane Elizabeth Roscoe 1854 Hornblower: Vara; or, The Child of Adoption, a novel, published anonymously, Caroline Kirkland: Autumn Hours, and Fireside Reading. Sara Willis Parton, writing as “Fanny Fern”.

Author: Cynthia J. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195090536


Page: 488

View: 571

A reference guide to American women's writing presents authors and their work side by side with social and cultural events during the same period in a "timeline format."

The Aunt Lute Anthology of U S Women Writers 17th through 19th centuriesThe Aunt Lute Anthology of U S Women Writers 17th through 19th centuries

... or , Fireside Talks on Morals and Manners ( 1852 ) , Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading ( 1854 ) , The School - Girl's Garland ( 1864 ) , and Patriotic Eloquence : Being Selections from 100 Years of National Literature ( 1866 ) .

Author: Lisa Maria Hogeland


ISBN: UOM:39015059563646


Page: 1379

View: 446

The most comprehensive collection of U.S. Women writers ever published.

The Invention of Female Authorship in Nineteenth century AmericaThe Invention of Female Authorship in Nineteenth century America

Her publications include : Autumn Hours , and Fireside Reading ( 1854 ) ; A Book for the Home circlei er Familiar Thoughts on various Topics Literary . Moral and Social ( 1853 ) ; The Book of Home Beauty ( 1852 ) ; The Evening Beek . or ...

Author: Ann Caroline Gebhard


ISBN: UOM:39076001686836


Page: 666

View: 578

Caroline M KirklandCaroline M Kirkland

Autumn Hours , and Fireside Reading ( 1854 ) , the third collection , was once again written for her younger readers — understandably , it was the least satisfying collection since the better essays and tales had now been winnowed out .

Author: William S. Osborne

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015013102846


Page: 170

View: 863

Presents the life and works of Caroline Matilda Stansbury Kirkland. Includes a chronology.

Nineteenth century American Women WritersNineteenth century American Women Writers

Author: Denise D. Knight

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019302038


Page: 534

View: 214

As the American literary canon has undergone revision and expansion in recent years, the influence of women writers of the nineteenth century has been reevaluated. The first book of its kind, this reference provides alphabetically arranged entries for more than 70 nineteenth-century American women writers, such as Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Emma Lazarus, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of the author's major works and themes, an overview of the critical studies examining the writer's works, and a bibliography of works for further consultation. The nineteenth century gave birth to some of the richest works in American literature. For decades, nineteenth-century authors such as Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman have been considered the dominant figures of the period, and other writers have received much less attention. But the scope and focus of American literary studies has shifted dramatically in recent years, and mainstream anthologies have been revised to reflect changes in the canon. One of the most exciting changes has been the reassessment of the contributions of American women writers of the nineteenth century. Some of these women, such as Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, are fairly well known. Others, such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman, have been the subject of much recent critical attention. But despite the resurgence of interest in American women writers of the nineteenth century, resources for readers have remained widely scattered. This reference book is the first work of its kind to offer comprehensive entries on more than 70 American women writers who published during the nineteenth century. Featuring authors who have long been assimilated into the literary canon as well as once-popular writers who have largely been forgotten, this volume invites a critical reassessment of the contributions of these writers to American literary history. Entries are written by expert contributors and are arranged alphabetically to facilitate access. Each entry includes a biographical sketch, a discussion of the writer's major works and themes, an overview of the critical response to the writer, and a bibliography of works by and about the writer. To encourage additional research, the volume closes with a bibliography of significant studies of nineteenth-century American women writers.

Antebellum Writers in New YorkAntebellum Writers in New York

... Comprising an Account of the Home for Discharged Female Convicts and an Appeal in Behalf of That Institution ( New York : Scribner , 1853 ) ; Autumn Hours , and Fireside Reading ( New York : Scribner , 1854 ) ; Western Border Life ...

Author: Kent Ljungquist

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025349783


Page: 484

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Contains biographical sketches of authors who wrote or began writing their major works during the period 1820 to 1860. Represented are writers of short stories, juvenile literature, sermons, and popular literature, as well as novelists, poets, essayists, editors, humorists, translators, compilers, journalists, reformers, historians, abolitionists, and scientists.