Sex Race And Family In Contemporary American Short Stories

Sex Race And Family In Contemporary American Short Stories

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This book reveals a female sexual economy in the marketplace of contemporary short fiction which locates a struggle for sexual power between mothers and daughters within a larger struggle to pursue that object of the American dream: whiteness.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : M. Bostrom
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-08-06
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780230607484


Handbook Of The American Short Story

Handbook Of The American Short Story

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The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Erik Redling
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2022-01-19
File : 712 Pages
ISBN : 9783110587647


The Hero In Contemporary American Fiction

The Hero In Contemporary American Fiction

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This book sets out to write nothing short of a new theory of the heroic for today's world. It delves into the "why" of the hero as a natural companion piece to the "how" of the hero as written by Northrop Frye and Joseph Campbell over half a century ago. The novels of Saul Bellow and Don DeLillo serve as an anchor to the theory as it challenges our notions of what is heroic about nymphomaniacs, Holocaust survivors, spurious academics, cult followers, terrorists, celebrities, photographers and writers of novels who all attempt to claim the right to be "hero."

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : S. Halldorson
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-12-09
File : 223 Pages
ISBN : 9780230609785


The Non National In Contemporary American Literature

The Non National In Contemporary American Literature

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In this wide-ranging study, Gomma examines contemporary migrant narratives by Arab-American, Chicana, Indian-American, Pakistani-American, and Cuban-American women writers. Concepts such as national consciousness, time, space, and belonging are scrutinized through the "non-national" experience, unsettling notions of a unified America.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Dalia M.A. Gomaa
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-08
File : 195 Pages
ISBN : 9781137496263


American Short Story Cycle

American Short Story Cycle

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Explores the contradictory position of Arabic being both the official language and marginalized in Israel

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Jennifer J. Smith
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2017-09-26
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781474423953


Teaching The Short Story

Teaching The Short Story

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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a central position in the curriculum; as a teaching tool, it offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism and genre. This book offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields and more.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : A. Cox
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-04-05
File : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9780230316591


Companion To Literature

Companion To Literature

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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

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Genre : Short stories, American
Author by : Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
File : 842 Pages
ISBN : 9781438127439


Language Gender And Community In Late Twentieth Century Fiction

Language Gender And Community In Late Twentieth Century Fiction

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Drawing on critical frameworks, this study establishes the centrality of language, gender, and community in the quest for identity in contemporary American fiction. Close readings of novels by Alice Walker, Ernest Gaines, Ann Beattie, John Updike, Chang-rae Lee, and Rudolfo Anaya, among others, show how individuals find their American identities.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : M. Hurst
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-04-11
File : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9780230118263


Race And Identity In Hemingway S Fiction

Race And Identity In Hemingway S Fiction

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Race and Identity in Hemingway s Fiction explores how Hemingway negotiates race as a defining element of American identity. His interest in race and racial identity emerged in his writing and his personal life, through attention to skin color, performance of racial identity, and experimentation and immersion in tribal life and rituals. This study imagines what Hemingway s fiction would look like if his non-white characters were brought out of the background and asks how Hemingway s conception of American identity transforms when it is constructed on the basis of race.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : A. Strong
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2008-04-14
File : 174 Pages
ISBN : 9780230611276


Exploring The Limits Of The Human Through Science Fiction

Exploring The Limits Of The Human Through Science Fiction

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Through its engagement with different kinds of texts, Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction represents a new way of approaching both science fiction and critical theory, and its uses both to question what it means to be human in digital era.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Gerald Alva Miller Jr.
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-12-04
File : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9781137330796