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The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Caroline Rody

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book argues that in the unprecedented globalizing, multi‐diasporic dynamics of our moment, what we have long thought of as “ethnic literature” is becoming “interethnic literature.” While ethnic ... More


Introduction

David Brauner

in Philip Roth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book offers an overview of the career of Philip Roth, with particular emphasis on his later work, and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary American fiction. Rather than attempting ... More


Fantasies of flight and flights of fancy: rewriting history and retreating from trauma in The Plot Against America

David Brauner

in Philip Roth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The publication of The Plot Against America (2004) was attended with more fanfare and controversy than any of Philip Roth's books since Portnoy's Complaint (1969). Just as Portnoy had been heralded ... More


‘Operation Kino’: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as Metacinematic Farce

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the figure of the Good German as a counterconstruct to the cliched evil Nazi. It traces its construction in 1950s war films such as The Young Lions and the the Rommel films and ... More


The Unconscious

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Unlike some of his contemporaries, Roth has refused to disconnect his role as the politically-engaged public intellectual from the writer’s interest in exploring and exploiting the unconscious. This ... More


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