The Islamic lineage of American literary culture: Muslim sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

This title maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the Revolution to Reconstruction. Privileging informal engagements and intimate exchanges, the book uncovers Islam's formative impact on U.S. lite...

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Main Author: Einboden, Jeffrey ca. 20./21. Jh.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2016
Further subjects:B American literature 19th century Islamic influences
B American literature ; 19th century ; Islamic influences
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780199397808
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Summary:This title maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the Revolution to Reconstruction. Privileging informal engagements and intimate exchanges, the book uncovers Islam's formative impact on U.S. literary origins, excavating personal and private appeals to the Qur'ān, ḥadīth, and Sufi poetry by pivotal authors of early American literature, spanning the nation's century of self-definition, from the 1770s to the 1870s. Domesticated in a double sense, literal and literary, Muslim sources are seen to permeate the home lives and household labors of five primary American figures-Ezra Stiles, William Bentley, Lydia Maria Child, Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson - with Islamic traditions woven into the fabric of their letters and sermons, journals and journalism, memoirs and marginalia
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and indexPreviously issued in print: 2016Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN:0199397821
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.001.0001