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Adolescence, America, and postwar fiction : developing figures, Rachael McLennan

Label
Adolescence, America, and postwar fiction : developing figures
Title
Adolescence, America, and postwar fiction
Title remainder
developing figures
Statement of responsibility
Rachael McLennan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Adolescence, America and Postwar Fiction argues that metaphor and the figurative are central to constructions and narrations of adolescence in America. Focussing on narratives of female adolescence, it engages with a wide array of fictional and critical work. From texts by well-known authors such as Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Eugenides to rare and archival material by the Southern writer Jill McCorkle, McLennan offers provocative readings of adolescence which highlight issues of gender, regionality and ethnicity, creating a valuable and stimulating resource for anyone interested in postwar American fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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McLennan, Rachael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Adolescence in literature
  • Metaphor
Label
Adolescence, America, and postwar fiction : developing figures, Rachael McLennan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-215) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • "'Can You Feel It Yet?'": Notes towards a Poetics of Adolescence in American Literature.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Unpacking "Something Dark": Narrating Southern Female Adolescence in Jill McCorkle's The Cheer Leader and Ferris Beach, Josephine Humphreys's Rich in Love, Sylvia Wilkinson's Bone of My Bones, and Thulani Davis's 1959.
  • p. 20
  • 2.
  • Fly, the Earthworm, the Bottle, and the Bell Jar: Female Adolescents as Philosophers and Revolutionaries in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Joyce Carol Oates's I'll Take You There, Toni Cade Bambara's "Sweet Town," and Alice Hoffman's Properly Of.
  • p. 91
  • 3.
  • "So, to recap": Signifying Adolescence in Danzy Senna's Caucasia and Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion: To Recap, Again.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 198
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 209
  • Index.
  • p. 216
Control code
ocn221962488
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 218 p.
Isbn
9780230205512
Lccn
2008016171
Label
Adolescence, America, and postwar fiction : developing figures, Rachael McLennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-215) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • "'Can You Feel It Yet?'": Notes towards a Poetics of Adolescence in American Literature.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Unpacking "Something Dark": Narrating Southern Female Adolescence in Jill McCorkle's The Cheer Leader and Ferris Beach, Josephine Humphreys's Rich in Love, Sylvia Wilkinson's Bone of My Bones, and Thulani Davis's 1959.
  • p. 20
  • 2.
  • Fly, the Earthworm, the Bottle, and the Bell Jar: Female Adolescents as Philosophers and Revolutionaries in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Joyce Carol Oates's I'll Take You There, Toni Cade Bambara's "Sweet Town," and Alice Hoffman's Properly Of.
  • p. 91
  • 3.
  • "So, to recap": Signifying Adolescence in Danzy Senna's Caucasia and Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion: To Recap, Again.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 198
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 209
  • Index.
  • p. 216
Control code
ocn221962488
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 218 p.
Isbn
9780230205512
Lccn
2008016171

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