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Author Obenzinger, Hilton.

Title American Palestine : Melville, Twain, and the Holy Land mania / Hilton Obenzinger
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface: Manias and Materialities -- pt. 1. Excavating American Palestine. -- Ch. 1. Holy Lands and Settler Identities. -- Ch. 2. George Sandys: "Double Travels" and Colonial Encounters. -- Ch. 3. "Christianography" and Covenant. -- Ch. 4. Reading and Writing Sacred Geography -- pt. 2. "The Fatal Embrace of the Deity": Herman Melville's Pilgrimage to Failure in Clarel. -- Ch. 5. "A Profound Remove": Annihilation and Covenant. -- Ch. 6. "That Strange Pervert": The Puritan Zionist. -- Ch. 7. "The Great Jewish Counterfeit Detector": Warder Cresson, "Carnal" Hermeneutics, and Zion's Body. -- Ch. 8. Ungar "His Way Eccentric": The Confederate Cherokee's Map of Palestine -- pt. 3. The Guilties Abroad: Mark Twain's Comic Appropriation of the Holy Land in Innocents Abroad. -- Ch. 9. Authority and Authenticity. -- Ch. 10. The Jaffa Colonists and Other Failures. Ch. 11. "A White Man So Nervous and Uncomfortable and Savage" -- Ch. 12. "Rejected Gospels": The Boyhood of Jesus. -- Ch. 13. Reverence and Race. -- Ch. 14. The "Cultivated Negro" and the Curse of Ham. -- Ch. 15. Desolating Narrations: Tom Sawyer's Crusade. -- Ch. 16. Desolating Narrations: "Der Jude Mark Twain."
Summary In the 19th century, American tourists, scholars, evangelists, writers and artists flocked to Palestine. Focusing on works by Melville and Twain, this book throws new light on the construction ot American identity in the 19th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-309) and index
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Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Travel -- Palestine
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Clarel.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Palestine
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Innocents abroad.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Melville, Herman.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Twain, Mark.
Clarel (Melville, Herman)
Innocents abroad (Twain, Mark)
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Americans -- Palestine -- History -- 19th century
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature.
Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Clarel (Melville)
The innocents abroad (Twain)
American literature.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature.
Gelobtes Land
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Public opinion, American.
Public opinion.
Palestine -- Foreign public opinion, American -- History -- 19th century
Palestine -- In literature.
Middle East -- Palestine.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691216320