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Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Jed Esty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Unseasonable Youth examines a range of modernist-era fictions that cast doubt on the ideology of progress through the figure of stunted or endless adolescence. Novels of youth by Oscar ... More


Tropics of Youth in Woolf and Joyce

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 5 compares Woolf's most obviously colonial novel, The Voyage Out (1915), to its near-contemporary, Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). This pairing of texts allows us to ... More


Introduction: Contemporary Coming of Age – Subject to Change

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses coming of age and its representation in American modern fiction. It considers the importance of adolescents in society, and looks at the people's understanding of ... More


I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at the 1960s as a period of unparalleled social upheaval in the United States, and examines two novels that use a dispassionate third-person perspective in order to present a ... More


Memoirs and Memorials

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the last two coming-of-age novels, namely Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation. These two novels are first-person narratives of ... More


(W)Rites-of-passing: shifting racial and gender identities in Caucasia and Middlesex

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines contemporary first-person fictions of adolescence in which the protagonists' adolescence, as an in-between stage that is not childhood and not adulthood, is inextricably bound ... More


Journey to the Future: A Biographical Sketch

Gary Westfahl

in William Gibson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes William Gibson's early years based on his autobiographical sketch, “Since 1948,” first posted to his blog on November 6, 2002. There, he relates the generally familiar story of ... More


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