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Postmobilization Kinkiness: Barnes, West, Miller, and the Military’s Frankness about Sex and Venereal Disease

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

By the 1930s, the postmobilization tale of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway (the racist promiscuity plot) was already being subverted, while still being utilized. In Tropic of Cancer by Henry ... More


Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Paul Breslin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book offers a look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. The book argues that Walcott's poems and plays ... More


Nathanael West and the Hollywood Novel

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Hollywood novel emerged in 1912, on the heels of the rising Hollywood film industry. The Hollywood novel was a broad category that included romance, satire, and crime fiction, and revolved around ... More


“Fishing the Twilight for Alternate Voices”: The Early Poems and Henri Christophe

Paul Breslin

in Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the emergence of Walcott's style from the interplay of influences in both West Indian culture and the canon of Anglo–American literature as he encountered it from the 1940s to the ... More


Tattoos in Typee: Rethinking Melville’s “Cultural Grotesque”

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the notion of Polynesian tattooing in antebellum maritime narratives. Native peoples’ systems of tattooing have provoked the imaginations of readers various kinds of ... More


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