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What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More


Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Gareth J. Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a book about translation and literary influence. It takes as its subject Spain’s most important contemporary novelist, Javier Marías (1951), who worked as a literary translator for a ... More


About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More


The Author-Reader Contract

Kathryn Hume

in Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the author-reader contract in addressing reader expectations and approaches to contemporary American novels. Horace opined that poetry, and by extension all ... More


Coda

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The coda of this study summarizes findings about the literary orphan figure in contemporary American novels. Through brief analyses of Tim Gautreaux’s The Missing (2009), Chang-Rae Lee’s The ... More


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