Transfiguring America: Myth, Ideology, and Mourning in Margaret Fuller's Writing (Google eBook)

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University of Missouri Press, Aug 6, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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Contents

Escaping from Rome Ideological Resistance and Mythmaking in the Autobiographical Romance
25
Visions ofDiAnna Finding the Oracle in Woman
47
Lunar Flowers Exploring the Divine Feminine
65
PursuingLeila The Languages of the Goddess
83
Creating Harmony Psychological Mythmaking in The Great Lawsuit
105
Charting Disharmony The Flawed Literary Personae of Summer on the Lakes
135
SoulSwathed in Body Grief Rebirth and Transformation in the 1844 Poetry
167
Saving Iphigenia The Cultural Work of Woman in the Nineteenth Century
209
Molding Public Attention in New York
228
Phoenix Rising The Transfiguration of Italy and America
262
Bibliography
295
Index
311
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About the author (2001)

Steele is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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