irresistibleness


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Synonyms for irresistibleness

the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist

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1) The most emphatic of such critics would arguably be Eric Cheyfitz, in his 1994 essay "The Irresistibleness of Great Literature: Reconstructing Hawthorne's Politics.
Press, 1991); Richard Brodhead, "Hawthorne and the Fate of Politics," Essays in Literature 11 (1984): 95-103; Jennifer Fleischner, "Hawthorne and the Politics of Slavery," Studies in the Novel 23 (1991), 96-106; Allen Flint, "Hawthorne and the Slavery Crisis," The New England Quarterly 41 (1968), 393-408; Eric Cheyfitz, "The Irresistibleness of Great Literature: Reconstructing Hawthorne's Politics," American Literary History 6 (1994), 539-58.
A bibliocentric regard for sacred texts and the irresistibleness of secular appeal inhabit Tschernichowsky's declaration of faithfulness, a duality that offered a bridge between Hebrew soul and foreign idyll.
Sacvan Bercovitch and Myra Jehlen (New York: Cambridge UP, 1986), 247-66; Sacvan Bercovitch, The Office of The Scarlet Letter (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1991); Eric Cheyfitz, "The Irresistibleness of Great Literature: Reconstructing Hawthorne's Politics," American Literary History 6 (Fall 1994): 539-58; Jean Fagin Yellin, Women and Sisters: The Antislavery Feminists in American Culture (New Haven: Yale UP, 1989) and "Hawthorne and the Slavery Question," A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne, ed.