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Author Balaam, Peter, 1963-
Title Misery's mathematics : mourning, compensation, and reality in antebellum American literature / Peter Balaam.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2009.

Author Balaam, Peter, 1963-
Series Literary criticism and cultural theory
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Subject Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Warner, Susan, 1819-1885. Wide, wide world.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Piazza tales.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Grief in literature.
Bereavement in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index.
Contents "The laws of our learning" : Emerson's grief and the geological principles of loss -- Playing with water : thrill and theodicy in The wide, wide world -- Representing grief, mourning representation : Melville's Piazza tales.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203504000 (electronic bk.)
0203504003 (electronic bk.)
9780415968072 (Cloth)
0415968070 (Cloth)
OCLC # 318093337
Additional Format Print version: Balaam, Peter, 1963- Misery's mathematics. New York : Routledge, 2009 9780415968072 0415968070 (DLC) 2009000547 (OCoLC)298541251

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