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Author Meehan, Sean Ross, 1969-

Title Mediating American autobiography [electronic resource] : photography in Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, and Whitman / Sean Ross Meehan.

Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008.


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Physical description xi, 250 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index.
Contents Prologue: the reproduction of the author -- Strange developments: photography's autobiography -- Like iodine to light: Emerson's photographic thinking -- Pencil of nature: Thoreau's photographic register -- Pictures in progress: the claims of Frederick Douglass, photographically considered -- Specimen daze: Whitman's photobiography -- Epilogue: future readers.
Summary "Examines works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman to explore how the emergence of photography in the mid-nineteenth century transformed their ideas, how photography mediated their conceptions of self-representation, and how their appropriation of photographic thinking created a new kind of autobiography"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Visual perception in literature.
Photography in literature.
Self-realization in literature.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780826217929 (alk. paper)