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A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential by Sean McCann

By Sean McCann

There is not any extra robust image in American political lifestyles than the presidency, and clone of presidential strength has had no much less profound an effect on American fiction. A top of Feeling is the 1st publication to ascertain twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the fashionable presidency and with the tips concerning the courting among nation strength and democracy that underwrote the increase of presidential authority.

Sean McCann demanding situations winning severe interpretations via revelatory new readings of significant writers, together with Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Henry Roth, Zora Neale Hurston, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, Don Delillo, and Philip Roth. He argues that those writers not just represented or satirized presidents, yet echoed political thinkers who solid the manager govt because the agent of the sovereign will of the yank humans. They considered the president as preferably a countrywide redeemer, they usually took that perfect as a version and rival for his or her personal work.

A top of Feeling illuminates the elemental difficulty with democratic sovereignty that informs the main leading edge literary works of the 20th century, and exhibits how those works helped redefine and increase the function of government strength in American culture.

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