|Pierre KRAMOKO - DECONSTRUCTING THE DEMOCRATIC MODEL IN THE POLITICAL NOVEL: CITIZEN DON DELILLO’S..|
University of Bouaké
Characteristic of the American literary production of the 18th century, known as the Age of Reason, the social function of literature has actually not been abandoned by many American writers over several times. Expressed through the productions of such Puritan writers as Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor, and restated by many other American men of Letters, amongwh om one can cite the Transcendentalist writers Emerson and Thoreau, the social objective of literature expressed in various forms, covers such fields as education, the environment, and politics. Common to all these artists insuring the American experience of literature is the
purpose of conscience-awakening that travelled down the ages. That function developed not only through religious and moral instructions, but also in the ecological and political fields.