The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 13, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 269 pages
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Examining the complex relationships between the political, popular, sexual, and textual interests of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, Lauren Berlant argues that Hawthorne mounted a sophisticated challenge to America's collective fantasy of national unity. She shows how Hawthorne's idea of citizenship emerged from an attempt to adjudicate among the official and the popular, the national and the local, the collective and the individual, utopia and history.

At the core of Berlant's work is a three-part study of The Scarlet Letter, analyzing the modes and effects of national identity that characterize the narrator's representation of Puritan culture and his construction of the novel's political present tense. This analysis emerges from an introductory chapter on American citizenship in the 1850s and a following chapter on national fantasy, ranging from Hawthorne's early work "Alice Doane's Appeal" to the Statue of Liberty. In her conclusion, Berlant suggests that Hawthorne views everyday life and local political identities as alternate routes to the revitalization of the political and utopian promises of modern national life.
  

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Despite focusing her entire book on Nathaniel Hawthorne (who certainly deserves the attention), Berlant is one of few 19th Century American literary critics who makes extensive use of the body to ... Read full review

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Over educated and masturbatory: two adjectives very apt for this book. I consider myself a relatively smart person, but dayum woman, speak English! Also, I hate you. (But in all seriousness, some of ... Read full review

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Contents

Body
19
TWO The Paradise of Law
57
Conscience Popular
97
FOUR The Nationalist Preface
161
FIVE America in Everyday Life
191
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Berlant-Prof of English & Director of the Center for Gender Studies at the Univ of Chicago.

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