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  1. Vital Contact

    Downclassing Journeys in American Literature from Melville to Richard Wright

    By Patrick Chura

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book analyzes American literature about middle or upper class characters who voluntarily descend the class ranks to experience "vital contact" by living or associating, temporarily, with the poor. The motivations of these characters--and historical figures such as John Reed and Walter Wyckoff--...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern

    By William Slocombe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Outsider Citizens

    The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin

    By Sarah Relyea

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality––the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis to the representation of newly emerging public identities. Relyea offers the...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Twentieth-Century Americanism

    Identity and Ideology in Depression-Era Leftist Literature

    By Andrew Yerkes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The main purpose of the book is to expand the scope of revisionary studies of the thirties by analyzing novels using recent innovations in critical theory. The book adds to the research of Barbara Foley, Michael Denning, Alan Wald, and others who have challenged Cold-War-era accounts of the...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Death, Men, and Modernism

    Trauma and Narrative in British Fiction from Hardy to Woolf

    By Ariela Freedman

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Death, Men and Modernism argues that the figure of the dead man becomes a locus of attention and a symptom of crisis in British writing of the early to mid-twentieth century. While Victorian writers used dying women to dramatize aesthetic, structural, and historical concerns, modernist novelists...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Regenerating the Novel

    Gender and Genre in Woolf, Forster, Sinclair, and Lawrence

    By James J. Miracky

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The End of the Mind

    The Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larking, Plath, and Gluck

    By DeSales Harrison

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Narrative Mutations

    Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature

    By Rudyard Alcocer

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. From Within the Frame

    Storytelling in African-American Studies

    By Bertram D. Ashe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book explores the written representation of African-American oral storytelling from Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston and Ralph Ellison to James Alan McPherson, Toni Cade Bambara and John Edgar Wideman. At its core, the book compares the relationship of the "frame tale"-an inside-the-text...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Balancing the Books

    Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

    By Erik Dussere

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge