Visiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritana

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dc.contributor.authorPeñalba García, Mercedes-
dc.identifier.citationPEÑALBA GARCÍA, Mercedes. “Visiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritana”. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses. No. 02 (Nov. 1989). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 127-142en
dc.description.abstractThis paper is an attempt to explore the Puritan exegetical myth of 'an errand into the wilderness,' which took root in New England, and its spread across the Western territories and the South after a process of secularization. The myth has been approached by way of the colonial puritan jeremiad in order to show how the Puritan eschatological visions have exercised so creative an influence in shaping the images of America and the basic ideals of the 'American Dream.' After close scrutiny of the concepts of millennium and utopia -versions of Edenic fantasies of an earthly and heavenly paradise- the essay stresses the importance of chiliasm and eutopia (its secular term) in early Puritan literature. It is suggested that the Puritan legacy still persists not in theology but in the realm of the imagination.en
dc.publisherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesaen
dc.relation.ispartofRevista alicantina de estudios ingleses, No. 02 (Nov. 1989); pp. 127-142en
dc.subjectLiteratura norteamericanaen
dc.subjectImagen de Américaen
dc.subjectNueva Inglaterraen
dc.titleVisiones eutópicas de América en la identidad colonial puritanaen
dc.title.alternativeEutopic Visions of America in the Puritan Colonial Identity-
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - 1989, No. 2

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