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Author Williams, Megan Rowley, 1969-
Title Through the negative : the photographic image and the written word in nineteenth-century American literature / Megan Rowley Williams.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2003.

Author Williams, Megan Rowley, 1969-
Series Literary criticism and cultural theory
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Subject Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Knowledge -- Photography.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- Photography.
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900 -- Knowledge -- Photography.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- Photography.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Description (Rhetoric) -- History -- 19th century.
Visual perception in literature.
Photography in literature.
Description 1 online resource (x, 243 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Daguerreotype images of a disposable past in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The house of the seven gables -- 2. Mapping the literal : the pastoral tradition of the rural cemetery movement and Frederick Law Olmsted -- 3. Sacred relics and renewed landscapes : the cultural work of the civil war photograph -- 4. "Sounding the wilderness" : representations of the heroic in Herman Melville's Battle-pieces and aspects of the war -- 5. Seeing in circles : the moving panorama and images of a sanitized history in Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi -- 6. Snapshot memory and flashes of history in Stephen Crane's The red badge of courage -- Foundations of dust and stone.
Summary Examines how key nineteenth-century American writers attempted to combat, understand, and incorporate the advent of photography in their fiction and analyzes the impact of photography on narrative histories of the nineteenth century.
Note English.
ISBN 0203502205 (electronic bk.)
9780203502204 (electronic bk.)
0415966736 (Cloth)
9781135887414 (e-book: PDF)
9781135887360 (e-book: Mobi)
9781135887407 (e-book: ePub)
9780415762618 (paperback)
OCLC # 252702210
Additional Format Print version: Williams, Megan Rowley, 1969- Through the negative. New York : Routledge, 2003 (DLC) 2003002143

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