search for books and compare prices
cover image
American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions
By Christopher Looby (editor) and Cindy Weinstein (editor)
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date July 10, 2012
Pages 426
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231156165
ISBN-10 0231156162
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $105.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, the contributors to this volume showcase the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring politics, culture, ideology, and conceptions of identity into their critiques. Essays combine close readings of individual works and authors with more theoretical discussions of aesthetic theory and its relation to American literature. In their introduction, Weinstein and Looby argue that aesthetics never left American literary critique. Instead, the essay casts the current "return to aesthetics" as the natural consequence of shortcomings in deconstruction and new historicism, which led to a reconfiguration of aesthetics.

Subsequent essays demonstrate the value and versatility of aesthetic considerations in literature, from eighteenth-century poetry to twentieth-century popular music. Organized into four groups―politics, form, gender, and theory―contributors revisit the canonical works of Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Stephen Crane, introduce the overlooked texts of Constance Fenimore Woolson and Earl Lind, and unpack the complexities of the music of The Carpenters. Deeply rooted in an American context, these essays explore literature's aesthetic dimensions in connection to American liberty and the formation of political selfhood.

Contributors include Edward Cahill, Ivy G. Wilson, June Ellison, Dorri Beam, Christopher Castiglia, Christopher Looby, Wendy Steiner, Cindy Weinstein, Trish Loughran, Jonathan Freedman, Elisa New, Dorothy Hale, Mary Esteve, Eric Lott, Sianne Ngai



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780231156165
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Columbia Univ Pr (July 10, 2012)
9780231156165 | details & prices | 426 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $105.00
About: Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, the contributors to this volume showcase the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring politics, culture, ideology, and conceptions of identity into their critiques.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780231156172
 
from Columbia Univ Pr (July 10, 2012); titled "American Literature’s Aesthetic Dimensions"
9780231156172 | details & prices | 426 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $36.00
About: Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, the contributors to this volume showcase the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring politics, culture, ideology, and conceptions of identity into their critiques.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.