The Serpent Within: Politics, Literature and American Individualism
- Publish Date: 1997-08-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Joseph C. Bertolini
This book examines four key works of American literature to validate a critical analysis of American politics. Using a Lockean/Hobbesian individualist framework, the chosen works offer a window into a uniquely American concept of individuality that has shaped current sociopolitical culture.