Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature



[PDF] ✩ Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature Author Bryan Waterman – E17streets4all.co.uk In the s, a single conversational circle the Friendly Club united New York City s most ambitious young writers, and in Republic of Intellect, Bryan Waterman uses an innovative blend of literary critic In the s, a single Intellect: The PDF/EPUB ì conversational circle the Friendly Club united New York City s most ambitious young writers, and in Republic of Intellect, Bryan Waterman uses an innovative blend of literary criticism and historical narrative to re create the club s intellectual culture The story of Republic of MOBI :ò the Friendly Club reveals the mutually informing conditions of authorship, literary association, print culture, and production of knowledge in a specific time and place the tumultuous, tenuous world of post revolutionary New York City More than any similar group in the early American republic, the Friendly Club occupied of Intellect: The eBook ✓ a crossroads geographical, professional, and otherwise of American literary and intellectual cultureWaterman argues that the relationships among club members novels, plays, poetry, diaries, legal writing, and medical essays lead to important first examples of a distinctively American literature and also illuminate the local, national, and transatlantic circuits of influence and information that club members called the republic of intellect He addresses topics ranging from political conspiracy in the gothic novels of Charles Brockden Brown to the opening of William Dunlap s Park Theatre, from early American debates on gendered conversation to the publication of the first American medical journal Voluntary association and print culture helped these young New Yorkers, Waterman concludes, to produce a broader and diverse post revolutionary public sphere than scholars have yet recognized.Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature

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Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City
    Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City influence and information that club members called the republic of intellect He addresses topics ranging from political conspiracy in the gothic novels of Charles Brockden Brown to the opening of William Dunlap s Park Theatre, from early American debates on gendered conversation to the publication of the first American medical journal Voluntary association and print culture helped these young New Yorkers, Waterman concludes, to produce a broader and diverse post revolutionary public sphere than scholars have yet recognized."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature
  • Bryan Waterman
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 0801885663

10 thoughts on “Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature

  1. says:

    Although this is an interesting and informative book for someone like me, whose specializations do not include early American literature, from what I can tell Waterman s argument is made mostly by synthesizing various sources rather than on original research though there is some of this he does quote some archival material, and some sources that are long forgotten and have remained unpublished since the 19th century Further, his argument only makes a very small contribution to the scholarshi Although this is an interesting and informative book for someone like me, whose specializations do not include early American literature, from what I can tell Waterman s argument is made mostly by synthesizing various sources rather than on original research though there is some of this he does quote some archival material, and some sources that are long forgotten and have remained unpublished since the 19th century Further, his argument only makes a very small contribution to the scholarship, and mainly by 1 framing his work by close readings of Elihu Hubbard Smith s diary which only gives information through the man s death in 1798 and 2closely contextualizing Charles Brockden Brown s writings in order to demonstrate that most critics have misread the author s works Even Waterman can t say whether the Friendly Club even existed beyond Smith s death, so writing an entire book about its members and their influences on each other and on their efforts to disseminate information is a little dubious not to mention arcane Waterman also makes no bones about essentially ignoring race almost entirely, and dealing with class and gender only slightlyhe is after all dealing with a group of white, privileged males I d beinterested to learn about groups of African American freedmen or slaves and or women who formed similar groups for similar reasons and surely, as Waterman s quoting of the research on Bayard Smith s letters demonstrates some such thing was going on In other words, this is akin to the mania for scholarship on celebrities rather than on ordinary people and their lives, and thus has areactionary political outlook than I usually care for in the scholarship I consume I did enjoy the chapter on the Illuminati scare and the possible infidelity of Smith with his married friend Susan Tracey, however showing my own guilty pleasure in conspiracy theories and gossip

  2. says:

    Written by my Brother in law, he s been writing this for years and is definitely excited to be finished with it I ll read it when he sends me a copy hint, hint.

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