Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American Imaginary
by Lene M. Johannessen
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press 2011
Number of pages: 185
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, or the reliance on a kind of 'modern magic' that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.
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