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  1. The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner

    Myths of the Frontier

    By Megan Riley McGilchrist

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The western American landscape has always had great significance in American thinking, requiring an unlikely union between frontier mythology and the reality of a fragile western environment. Additionally it has borne the burden of being a gendered space, seen by some as the traditional "virgin...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Nature, Class, and New Deal Literature

    The Country Poor in the Great Depression

    By Stephen Fender

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Working through close rhetorical analysis of everything from fiction and journalism to documents and documentaries, this book looks at how popular memory favors the country Depression over the economic crisis in the nation’s cities and factories. Over eighty years after it happened, the Depression...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

    International Encounters

    By Helena Grice

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Cities, Borders and Spaces in Intercultural American Literature and Film

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Thus book examines the spatial morphologies represented in a wide range of contemporary ethnic American literary and cinematic works. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre’s theorization of space as a living organism, Edward Soja’s writings on the postmetropolis, Marc Augé’s notion of the non-place, Manuel...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

    John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

    By Catherine Morley

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'

    Origins

    By Justine Tally

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This work expands the scope of Morrison’s project to examine the ways and means of memory in the preservation of belief systems passed down from the earliest civilizations (both the Classical Greek and the Ancient Egyptian) as a challenge to the sterility of modernity. Moreover, this research...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

    By Christopher Dowd

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Literary Quest for an American National Character

    By Finn Pollard

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    "What then is the American, this new man?" This question is explored here through the lives and writings of a sequence of imaginative authors each of whom confronted a crucial moment in the evolution of the new nation (from Crevecoeur and the Revolution, through Washington Irving and...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Native American Literature

    Towards a Spatialized Reading

    By Helen May Dennis

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Native American Literature underwent a Renaissance around 1968, and the current canon of novels written in the late twentieth century in American English by Native American or mixed-blood authors is diverse, exciting and flourishing. Despite this, very few such novels are accepted as part of the...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Mexican American Literature

    The Politics of Identity

    By Elizabeth Jacobs

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Presenting an up-to-date critical perspective as well as a cultural, political and historical context, this book is an excellent introduction to Mexican American literature, affording readers the major novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents fresh and original readings of major works,...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge