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The Resource Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction, by William T. Stafford

Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction, by William T. Stafford

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Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction
Title
Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction
Statement of responsibility
by William T. Stafford
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stafford introduces the rich interpretive possibilities in a contextual analysis of literature. He finds in Moby Dick, The Wings of the Dove, and Absalom, Absalom! three symbolic Americas linked through images of whiteness that are collectively prophetic. Three novels of the 1920s (by Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald) are linked by themes of innocence; three of the 1970s (by Bellows, Malamud, and Updike), by black-white pairs. His flexible method also examines film." --Publisher description
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STAFFORD, William Talmage
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction, by William T. Stafford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: listening. -- A whale, an heiress, and a southern demigod: three symbolic Americas. -- Benjy Compson, Jake Barnes, and Nick Carraway: replication in three "innocent" American narrators of the 1920s. -- The obverse relation: some western flights eastward (in literature and film). -- The black/white continuum: some recent examples in Bellow, Malamud, and Updike. -- Three applications: Truth's ragged edges: Melville's loyalties in Billy Budd -- the commitment of form in the digressions. "The birthplace": James's Fable for critics? Faulkner's revolt against the 1920s: parody and transcendence, continuation and innovation. -- Afterword: Knower, doer, and sayer -- the James family view of Emerson
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780807814697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Books speaking to books: a contextual approach to American fiction, by William T. Stafford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: listening. -- A whale, an heiress, and a southern demigod: three symbolic Americas. -- Benjy Compson, Jake Barnes, and Nick Carraway: replication in three "innocent" American narrators of the 1920s. -- The obverse relation: some western flights eastward (in literature and film). -- The black/white continuum: some recent examples in Bellow, Malamud, and Updike. -- Three applications: Truth's ragged edges: Melville's loyalties in Billy Budd -- the commitment of form in the digressions. "The birthplace": James's Fable for critics? Faulkner's revolt against the 1920s: parody and transcendence, continuation and innovation. -- Afterword: Knower, doer, and sayer -- the James family view of Emerson
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780807814697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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