Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly : Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature

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In Through a Glass Darkly, William Boelhower applies semiotics to the study of American ethnicity, incorporating a wide range of critical references--from Umberto Eco to Michel Serres--and providing a provocative new model for an understanding of American texts. He questions currently popular ideas about the American literary canon, and allows us to recognize literature as a productive force that may Americanize and ethnicize readers. In doing so, he provides fresh insights into a wide variety of texts, ranging from Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. A probing, thoughtful work, Through a Glass Darkly reveals that the ethnic sign is everywhere, and that ethnic writing is American writing."show more

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  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195041941
  • 9780195041941

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