Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature

Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature

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Contemporary notions of friendship regularly place it in the private sphere, associated with feminized forms of sympathy and affection. As Ivy Schweitzer explains, however, this perception leads to a misunderstanding of American history. In an exploration of early American literature and culture, Schweitzer uncovers friendships built on a classical model that is both public and political in nature.

Schweitzer begins with Aristotle's ideal of "perfect" friendship… (more)


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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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