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Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ‘coming-of-age’ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise ... More


On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Donal Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

American novelists and poets who came of age in the early twentieth century were taught to avoid journalism. It dulled creativity, rewarded sensationalist content, and stole time from “serious” ... More


Literature

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Postwar American novelists Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, and James Ellroy have all been haunted by the Kennedy assassination and each has found in the event an emblematic story for the nation. This ... More


Philip Roth

David Brauner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a study of the contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. Reading alongside a number of his contemporaries and focusing particularly on his later fiction, it offers a view of Roth as an ... More


Introduction

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/UPO9781846315190.001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the main question addressed by the book: given their fascination with the new medium of film, did American novelists attempt to apply cinematic methods in ... More


Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Dale M. Bauer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book contends that American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom. By creating a lexicon of “sex expression,” many ... More


James Baldwin's Exile: Theory, Circumstance, and the Real of Language

Henry Sussman

in Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227693
eISBN:
9780823235278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227693.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines African American novelist James Baldwin's experience of exile in terms of circumstance, theory, and language. It states that Baldwin experienced exile in ... More


Introduction

Yvette Christiansë

in Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the works of African American novelist Toni Morrison. The book offers a reading of Morrison's writing based on her own ... More


Complementary Strangers: Charles Brockden Brown, Susanna Rowson, and the Early American Sentimental Gothic

Marion Rust

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the relation between Susanna Haswell Rowson and Charles Brockden Brown, the best-known Anglo-American novelists of the early national period. More specifically, it considers the ... More


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