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Allegory in the USA surveys the historical past of yankee allegorical writing from the Puritans in the course of the interval of yankee romanticism to postmodernism. In a sequence of theoretical chapters the cultural functionality of allegory is mentioned when it comes to the mythology of yankee exceptionalism. each one theoretical bankruptcy is via a bankruptcy that analyzes a selected textual content or team of texts. Allegorical indeterminacy is obvious to supply a literary culture that either represents and subverts the beliefs of yank orthodoxy.

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