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Allegories of Encounter
Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities
Cloth: 978-1-4696-4345-8 ($90.00)
Paper: 978-1-4696-4764-7 ($24.95)
University of North Carolina Press
"This especially timely work distilled a decade of groundbreaking research in early American book studies and provided a new approach for reading captivity narratives, a genre long held to be the wellspring of a truly 'American' literature. Newman fruitfully reimagines early American strories of captivity as 'literacy events,' demonstrating how this genre continually reenacts the 'primal scene' of American colonialism as a allegory pitting story against discourse, and narrative present against typological past."
--Phillip H. Round, University of Iowa