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Before the American Novel

Betsy Erkkila

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/9780195385359.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the prehistory of the novel, with emphasis on the multiple forms of oral and written nonfiction narrative that constitute the history of the American novel. These forms ... More


The Difference of Fiction

Brian Richardson

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter compares two texts based on the events of September 11, 2001: Deborah Eisenberg’s short story, “Twilight of the Superheroes,” and an interview with Christina Pan, who actually ... More


Lumping, Splitting, and Narratives as Rhetorical Actions: Notes on Christina J. Pan’s Reminiscences and Deborah Eisenberg’s “Twilight of the Superheroes”

James Phelan

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In its comparison of Pan’s nonfictional and Eisenberg’s fictional narratives, this chapter emphasizes differences, especially those that follow from the constraints of referentiality in Pan’s case ... More


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