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American secrets [electronic resource] : the politics and poetics of secrecy in the literature and culture of the United States / edited by Eduardo Barros-Grela and José Liste-Noya.

Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (275 p.)
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Subjects:
American literature -- History and criticism.
Secrecy in literature.
Secrecy -- Political aspects -- United States.
Secrecy -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. This political, historical and cultural phenomenon is explored here from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles in these analyses of the literary and cultural uses and abuses of secrecy within a democratic culture. These essays reveal the politics within the poetics and, indissociably, the poetics fueling the politics of secrecy in its ambivalent deployment.
Contents:
pt. 1. Secret nation/nation of secrets
pt. 2. Secret selves
pt. 3. (The) other('s) secrets.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Barros-Grela, Eduardo, 1974-
Listé-Noya, Jose, 1962-
ISBN:
1-283-24634-1
9786613246349
1-61147-007-2
OCLC:
753480147