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By John Limon

During this significant new e-book John Limon examines a number of the methods American authors have written in an age more and more ruled via technology. He focuses specifically on Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--three hugely articulate and alarmed witnesses to the nice concern in smooth highbrow heritage, the professionalization of technological know-how. It was once, Limon argues, specifically tough for American writers to stand this quandary simply because, considering that the USA have been born in an age of increasing medical recognition and therefore no allure should be made to standard, pre-scientific values.

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