Republic of Intellect



In the 1790s, 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 criticism and historical narrative to re create the club s intellectual culture The story of 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 a crossroads geographical, professional, and otherwise of American literary and intellectual culture.Waterman 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. Free Read eBook Republic of Intellect Author Bryan Waterman – e17streets4all.co.ukRepublic of Intellect

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  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Republic of Intellect
  • Bryan Waterman
  • English
  • 17 January 2017
  • 0801885663

10 thoughts on “Republic of Intellect

  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there is some of this he does quote some archival material, and some sources that are long forgotten and have remained unpublished since the 19th century Further, ...

  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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