"Sacramental Resistance" to pastoral dreams: the Midwestern land in the works of Sherwood Anderson and his contemporaries.

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2006-08
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Buechsel, Mark Peter.
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This project investigates the neo-sacramentalism of various Midwestern modernists, particularly that of Sherwood Anderson. Modernists from the Midwest tended to draw from Midwestern nature a sacramental vision of the world that questioned the literalist epistemology bequeathed by New England Calvinism and embodied in industrialism.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-348).
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Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation., Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1986-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation., Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation., American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism., Religion and literature -- History -- 20th century.
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