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“Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise”: Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the professionalization of the poetic vocation in the wake of the expansion of the American system of higher education during the post-1945 era. The teaching of poetry writing ... More


Conclusion: Making Introductions

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter brings up to date the history of first-book prizes begun in Chapter 2. Supplementing the interpretation of poems with the interpretation of debut paratexts, this chapter shows ... More


James Kelman

Simon Kovesi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070969
eISBN:
9781781701041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

James Kelman is Scotland's most influential contemporary prose artist. This is a book-length study of his groundbreaking novels, analysing and contextualising each in detail. It argues that while ... More


Rohinton Mistry

Peter Morey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067143
eISBN:
9781781700587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rohinton Mistry is the only author whose every novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995) and Family Matters (2002) are all set in India's ... More


Peter Carey

Bruce Woodcock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043604
eISBN:
9781781700532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Peter Carey is one of the most respected novelists currently writing. Since the original edition of this book, his fiction has reached a far wider international audience: he won the Booker Prize for ... More


Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Women, the Farm, and the Best-seller

Janet Galligani Casey

in A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which women’s rural fiction was heavily implicated in conversations about the encroachment of middlebrow culture, and discusses the remarkable popularity of ... More


“Faulkner at Stockholm”

Archibald Macleish

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on William Faulkner's acceptance of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm and how he used that moment to speak to younger writers throughout the world, taking the writer's responsibility ... More


Deconstruction Reconstructed

Howard Felperin

in Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the unlikely event that some Nobel Prize committee of the future decides to honour the discoverers of so anti-humanistic a concept as deconstruction, it will be faced with more than the usual ... More


Afterword

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This afterword reflects on the connections among narrative, politics, and justice by analyzing Barack Obama's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech where his remarks describe the fine line between ... More


Introduction: Writing Across Culture

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Gao Xingjian's literary works have always functioned in the interstices between China and the “West.” The award of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature to Gao Xingjian has stirred ambivalent responses ... More


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