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Author Luciano, Dana.

Title Arranging Grief : Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America
Published New York : NYU Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (357 pages)
Series Sexual Cultures
Sexual cultures.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Tracking the Tear; 1 Moments More Concentrated than Hours: Grief and the Textures of Time; 2 Evocations: The Romance of Indian Lament; 3 Securing Time: Maternal Melancholia and Sentimental Domesticity; 4 Slavery's Ruins and the Countermonumental Impulse; 5 Representative Mournfulness: Nation and Race in the Time of Lincoln; Coda: Everyday Grief; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary 2008 Winner, MLA First Book Prize. Charting the proliferation of forms of mourning and memorial across a century increasingly concerned with their historical and temporal significance, Arranging Grief offers an innovative new view of the aesthetic, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting of grief provides a distinctive insight into the nineteenth-century American temporal imaginary, since grief both underwrote the social arrangements that supported the nation's standard chronologies and sponsored other ways of advancing history. Nineteenth-
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Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Grief in literature.
Grief -- Philosophy.
Grief -- Political aspects.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Time in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081475340X