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Title: アメリカ・ルネッサンス期作家に見られる社会的変動との対峙 : メルヴィルを中心として
Other Titles: Some American Renaissance Writers' Insightful Challenges to the American Social Change : Centering on Melville
Authors: 柿沼, 孝子
KAKINUMA, TAKAKO
立正大学経済学部
Keywords: American Renaissance
social change
Melville's skepticism
transcendentalism
industrializing America
American romanticism
synchronic relativism
diachronic universalism
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: 立正大学経済学会
Abstract: This paper shows some American Renaissance writers' insightful challenges to the American social change through their works. First, we investigate Emerson's and Whitman's acceptance of the spirit of times. Next, we consider the sense of alienation that Thoreau and Poe felt toward the society and people of those days and how they each tried to create their own visionary worlds. We also research Hawthorne's skepticism of the Puritan society. Finally, considering Melville's skepticism of the market society which caused the unequal distribution of wealth and social instability, we conclude that his skeptical speculation, synchronically and diachronically, should be very much valued in the literary world.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11266/727
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