Overview:Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - Sporting with the Gods examines the metaphors of 'play', 'game' and 'sport' as they are reflected in American literature and culture. The 'race' for salvation and success, the great 'games' of business and politics, the distinctive American version of 'fair play', the desperate 'game' against an all-powerful opponent and the cruelties of chance and fate by which man becomes the 'sport of the gods' - all of these metaphors touch fundamental American beliefs about fate and freedom, competition and chance, finitude and possibility. The book traces the cultural history of these metaphors primarily through American literary texts (from Cooper and Hawthorne to Updike and Mailer) but also through a wide range of nonliterary writings (sermons, dime novels, success writing, countercultural manifestoes, political rhetoric, etc.). The result is a cultural history of America from its inception.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603726380-9780521391139. It was written by the following authors: Michael Oriard. Book Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture, which can be read online, published by the company: Cambridge University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Drama, Poetry. The book was published on 1991-02-22 00:00:00. It has 600 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 954 g. File for download Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature - Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture has PDF format and is called sporting-with-the-gods-the-rhetoric-of-play-and-game-in-american-literature-cambridge-studies-in-american-literature-and-culture.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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