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100 1 Manning, Susan.
245 10 Fragments of union|h[electronic resource] ;|bMaking
connections in Scottish and American writing /|cSusan
260 Basingstoke,|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2001.
300 352 p.
500 Electronic book text.
500 Epublication based on: 9780333760253, 2001.
505 0 Frontispiece List of Illustrations Acknowledgements
Introduction: 'Join or Die' The Grammar of the Imagination
Finding the Boundaries Composing a Self Savaged Texts and
Harmonising Sentiments Chains of Association Mapping the
Language: A Scottish-American Stylistics of Consciousness
520 |bFragments of Union, a new approach to comparative
literary studies, is about forms of connections: between
nations, literatures, individuals, words. It asks how, and
why, connections get severed, and about the nature of the
pieces that remain. Interdisciplinary readings of writings
by Scots and Americans re-draw the literary map of both
countries during the Enlightenment and Romantic periods.
Political, philosophical, cultural and grammatical
dimensions give its analysis sharp relevance to the new
conditions presented by devolved government in Britain.
520 1 'Fragments of Union is an intricate, subtle, and
compelling study of nearly two centuries of literature
epistemological and political argument, and the 'grammar
of the imagination' that binds and separates these
different forms. Her thesis is complex, ambitious and
tightly worked...Manning's command of her materials is
magisterial, but her manner recognises temporality and
contingency...this is a vivid and daring book. Fragments
of Union brilliantly combines scrupulous integration with
a trust in fractures and glimpses, and it is a major
contribution to interdisciplinary and transnational
scholarship.' - Fiona Robertson, University of Durham,
Symbiosis Reviews 'In a short review it is impossible to
impart a sense of the breadth of Manning's study. Suffice
it to say that her marvellous close readings range widely.
Fragments of Union is a work that leads, rather than
covers, its field.' - Robert Miles, Studies in Hogg and
his World 'This book is elegantly written, intellectually
rigorous and full of nuance as it accomplishes the
difficult task of dealing with comparative national
literary identity in a thoroughly contemporary voice...The
Scottish Enlightenment emerges refreshingly free of the
customary literary critical condemnation as conservative
and Anglocentric, and is instead seen as finely nuanced
and busily engaged with the imagination...Transcultural
trails are brilliantly pioneered in this book...In the
matter of comparative American- Scottish literary
relations [she] has set a new benchmark...' - Gerard
Carrthers, Eighteenth- Century Scotland 'Manning cleverly
selects a rich seam of texts...Fragments of Union reads as
a historical text linked by the writings that record
events which shaped the modern image of Scotland and
America. Manning displays a supreme understanding of
literature, language and politics, and through the
emphasis on fragments, she suggests that, even in matters
of the greatest moment, it's the little things that
count.' - Will Napier, The Herald 'This book is elegantly
written, intellectually rigorous and full of nuance...' -
Geradrd Carrthers, Eighteenth-Century Scotland.
545 0 SUSAN MANNING is Grierson Professor of English Literature
at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of The
Puritan-Provincial Vision and has written many articles
and chapters on comparative topics. She is a Board Member
and Past President of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish
Studies Society and sits on the Editorial Boards of
several journals, including Anglo-American Symbiosis.
650 0 Literature, Comparative|xScottish and American.
650 0 Scottish literature|xAppreciation|zUnited States.
650 0 Literature, Comparative|xAmerican and Scottish.
650 0 English literature|xScottish authors.
650 0 Scottish literature|xHistory and criticism.
650 0 American literature|xScottish influences.
650 0 American literature|xHistory and criticism.
650 0 Scottish literature|xAmerican influences.
651 0 Scotland|xRelations|zUnited States.
651 0 United States|xRelations|zScotland.
653 Literature, Comparative|aScottish and American|aScottish
influences|aAmerican and Scottish|aEnglish literature
|aScottish authors|aScottish literature|aHistory and
655 7 Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800|xEnglish|yc 1700 to c
655 7 Literature.|2eflch
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