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The Resource Nightmare envy and other stories : American culture and European reconstruction, George Blaustein, (electronic resource)

Nightmare envy and other stories : American culture and European reconstruction, George Blaustein, (electronic resource)

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Nightmare envy and other stories : American culture and European reconstruction
Title
Nightmare envy and other stories
Title remainder
American culture and European reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
George Blaustein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nightmare Envy and Other Stories is a study of Americanist writing and institutions in the twentieth century. Four chapters trace four routes through an “Americanist century.” The first is the hidden history of American Studies in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The second is the strange career of “national character” in anthropology. The third is a contest between military occupation and cultural diplomacy in Europe. The fourth is the emergence and fate of the “American Renaissance,” as the scholar and literary critic F. O. Matthiessen carried a canon of radical literature across the Iron Curtain. Drawing on American and European archives, the book weaves cultural, intellectual, and diplomatic history with portraits of Matthiessen, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, David Riesman, Alfred Kazin, and Ralph Ellison. It excavates the history of the Salzburg Seminar in American Civilization, where displaced persons, former Nazis, budding Communists, and glad-handing Americans met on the common ground of American culture. Many of our modern myths of the United States and Europe were formed in this moment. Some saw the United States assume the mantle of cultural redeemer. Others saw a stereotypical America, rich in civilization but poor in culture, overtake a stereotypical Europe, rich in culture and equally rich in disaster. Others found keys to their own contexts in American books, reading Moby-Dick in the ruins. Nightmare Envy and Other Stories chronicles American encounters with European disaster, European encounters with American fiction, and the chasms over which culture had to reach.--
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Blaustein, George
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University Press Scholarship eBooks
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  • Americanists
  • Europe, Central
  • United States
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Nightmare envy and other stories : American culture and European reconstruction, George Blaustein, (electronic resource)
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https://www-oxfordscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/oso/9780190209209.001.0001/oso-9780190209209
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780190209230
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1018154670
Label
Nightmare envy and other stories : American culture and European reconstruction, George Blaustein, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www-oxfordscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/oso/9780190209209.001.0001/oso-9780190209209
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp12251233
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780190209230
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018154670

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