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By Patrick J. Deneen,Joseph Romance,Lawrie Balfour,Paul A. Cantor,D.A Hamlin,Pamela K. Jensen,Peter Augustine Lawler,Wilson Carey McWilliams,Dan Sabia,Catherine H. Zuckert

ISBN-10: 0742532585

ISBN-13: 9780742532588

ISBN-10: 0742532593

ISBN-13: 9780742532595

American literature is profoundly, nearly inescapably political. America's so much considerate authors some time past learned that it was once in the course of the novel, the novella, and the tale that philosophic schooling of America's voters might most sensible be undertaken. during this attention-grabbing new anthology of unique essays, ten major students discover the ways that American civic schooling has been informally complex via literature. Delving into the works of authors starting from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, those essays ponder the shut dating among democracy and literature. they communicate an knowing that the best American literary works also are works of profound philosophical perception. via cautious research, Democracy's Literature illustrates that democracy and literature are common companions, forging a courting that America's maximum authors have lengthy learned of their refined efforts to craft a democratic public philosophy.

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Democracy's Literature: Politics and Fiction in America by Patrick J. Deneen,Joseph Romance,Lawrie Balfour,Paul A. Cantor,D.A Hamlin,Pamela K. Jensen,Peter Augustine Lawler,Wilson Carey McWilliams,Dan Sabia,Catherine H. Zuckert


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