By John T. Irwin

The discovery of the Rosetta Stone and the next decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics captured the imaginations of nineteenth-century American writers and supplied a focus for his or her speculations at the relationships among signal, image, language, and that means. via clean readings of vintage works via Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville, John T. Irwin’s American Hieroglyphics examines the symbolic mode linked to the pictographs.

Irwin demonstrates how American Symbolist literature of the interval was once inspired by way of what he calls "hieroglyphic doubling," using pictographic expression as a medium of either expression and interpretation. alongside the way in which, he touches upon quite a lot of themes that interested humans of the day, together with the adventure to the resource of the Nile and concepts concerning the starting place of language.

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