Foundations -- The poetic imagination of lonesomeness -- Lonesomeness in fiction and non fiction -- The numinous and the transcedent -- Edward Hooper's luminist lonesome -- Country lonesome --Epilogue: therapeutic lonesomeness
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-197) and index
'There is another loneliness', wrote the American poet Emily Dickinson: 'Not want of friend occasions it, but nature sometimes, sometimes thought'. For Kevin Lewis, that 'other loneliness' is uniquely expressive of a rich and resonant state of being that is distinctive to the American psyche as well as central to the mythology of America itself. He calls this state of being 'lonesomeness'.(More)
About The Author
Kevin Lewis is Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Carolina. His previous publications include The Appeal of Muggletonianism and The Changing Shape of Protestantism in the South.
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