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Iterary results of the struggle with detailed analyses several test cases Weisbuch considers Melville's challenge to Dickens Thoreau's response to Coleridge and Wordsworth Hawthorne's adaptation of Keats and influence on Eliot Whitman's competition with Arnold and Poe's reshaping of Shelley Adding a new dimension to The Exploration Of An Emerging Aesthetic Consciousness exploration of an merging aesthetic consciousness Double Cross provides

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insights into creation of the American literary cano. In this ambitious study of the intense and often adversarial relationship between English and American literature in the nineteenth century Robert Weisbuch portrays the rise of American Literary Nationalism As literary nationalism as self conscious effort to resist and finally to transcend the contemporary British Describing the transatlantic double cross of to resist and finally to the contemporary British influence Describing the transatlantic double cross of influence Weisbuch documents both the American desire to create a literature distinctly different from English models and th. E English insistence that any such attempt could only fail The American response as he demonstrates was to make strengths out of national disadvantages by rethinking history time and traditional concepts of the self and by reinterpreting and ridiculing major British texts in mocking allusions and scornful Parodies Weisbuch Approaches A Precise Characterization Of Weisbuch approaches a precise characterization of double cross by focusing on paired sets of English and American texts Investigations of the causes motives and Atlantic Double Cross American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson

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