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The Resource The prison and the American imagination, Caleb Smith

The prison and the American imagination, Caleb Smith

Label
The prison and the American imagination
Title
The prison and the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Caleb Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did a nation so famously associated with freedom become internationally identified with imprisonment? After the scandals of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and in the midst of a dramatically escalating prison population, the question is particularly urgent. In this timely, provocative study, Caleb Smith argues that the dehumanization inherent in captivity has always been at the heart of American civil society. Exploring legal, political, and literary texts - including the works of Dickinson, Melville, and Emerson - Smith shows how alienation and self-reliance, social death and spiritual rebirth, torture and penitence came together in the prison, a scene for the portrayal of both gothic nightmares and romantic dreams. Demonstrating how the "cellular soul" has endured since the antebellum age, The Prison and the American Imagination offers a passionate and haunting critique of the very idea of solitude in American life
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Caleb
Dewey number
810.9/9206927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS169.I47
LC item number
S65 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale studies in English
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Imprisonment in literature
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Imprisonment in literature
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons in literature
  • United States
Label
The prison and the American imagination, Caleb Smith
Instantiates
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
Contents
Civil death and carceral life -- Cadaverous triumphs -- The meaning of solitude -- Captivity and consciousness -- Mississippi voices -- Frontiers of captivity
Control code
586098252
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612353246
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114p3q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098252
Label
The prison and the American imagination, Caleb Smith
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
Contents
Civil death and carceral life -- Cadaverous triumphs -- The meaning of solitude -- Captivity and consciousness -- Mississippi voices -- Frontiers of captivity
Control code
586098252
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612353246
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114p3q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)586098252

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