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Roman holidays [electronic resource] : American writers and artists in nineteenth-century Italy / edited by Robert K. Martin and Leland S. Person.

Contributor(s): Martin, Robert K, 1941- | Person, Leland S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (vi, 256 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1587294044 (electronic bk.); 9781587294044 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Italian influences | Travelers' writings, American -- History and criticism | American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Americans -- Italy -- History -- 19th century | Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography | Travel writing -- History -- 19th century | Artists -- United States -- Biography | Italy -- Description and travel | Rome (Italy) -- In literature | Rome (Italy) -- In art | Italy -- In literature | Italy -- In art | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Roman holidays.DDC classification: 810.9/003 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Where is Hawthorne's Rome? The marble faun and the cultural space of middle-class leisure / Richard H. Millington -- "An awful freedom": Hawthorne and the anxieties of the carnival / Robert K. Martin -- Fauns and Mohicans: narratives of extinction and Hawthorne's aesthetic of modernity / Kristie Hamilton -- The purloined studio: [the] woman sculptor as phallic ghost in Hawthorne's The marble faun / Nancy Proctor -- Hawthorne's ghost in James's Italy: sculptural form, romantic narrative, and the function of sexuality in The marble Faun, "Adina," and William Wetmore Story and his friends / John Carlos Rowe -- Falling into heterosexuality: sculpting male bodies in The marble faun and Roderick Hudson / Leland S. Person -- Roman springs and Roman fevers: James, gender, and transnational dis-ease / Priscilla L. Walton -- Henry James's Italian hours and the "Ruskinian contagion" / Adam Parkes -- Fuller, Hawthorne, and imagining urban spaces in Rome / Brigitte Bailey -- The black robe of romance: Hawthorne's shadow and Howells's Italian priest / Susan M. Griffin -- "The connecting link of centuries": Melville, Rome, and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 / Robert Milder -- Road to Africa: Frederick Douglass's Rome / Robert S. Levine.
Summary: Featuring essays by twelve prominent American literature scholars, Roman Holidays explores the tradition of American travel to Italy and makes a significant contribution to the understanding of nineteenth-century American encounters with Italian culture and, more specifically, with Rome.
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Where is Hawthorne's Rome? The marble faun and the cultural space of middle-class leisure / Richard H. Millington -- "An awful freedom": Hawthorne and the anxieties of the carnival / Robert K. Martin -- Fauns and Mohicans: narratives of extinction and Hawthorne's aesthetic of modernity / Kristie Hamilton -- The purloined studio: [the] woman sculptor as phallic ghost in Hawthorne's The marble faun / Nancy Proctor -- Hawthorne's ghost in James's Italy: sculptural form, romantic narrative, and the function of sexuality in The marble Faun, "Adina," and William Wetmore Story and his friends / John Carlos Rowe -- Falling into heterosexuality: sculpting male bodies in The marble faun and Roderick Hudson / Leland S. Person -- Roman springs and Roman fevers: James, gender, and transnational dis-ease / Priscilla L. Walton -- Henry James's Italian hours and the "Ruskinian contagion" / Adam Parkes -- Fuller, Hawthorne, and imagining urban spaces in Rome / Brigitte Bailey -- The black robe of romance: Hawthorne's shadow and Howells's Italian priest / Susan M. Griffin -- "The connecting link of centuries": Melville, Rome, and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 / Robert Milder -- Road to Africa: Frederick Douglass's Rome / Robert S. Levine.

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Featuring essays by twelve prominent American literature scholars, Roman Holidays explores the tradition of American travel to Italy and makes a significant contribution to the understanding of nineteenth-century American encounters with Italian culture and, more specifically, with Rome.

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